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10 reasons why a day-trip to Meteora is not enough!

10 reasons why a day-trip to Meteora is not enough!

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Written by: Marina Yoveva If you are at all like me and love traveling the world, then surely you have heard of one of the most fascinating places on planet earth – Meteora. It’s one of the most breathtaking and historical destinations that remain today. That said, I’ve always been confused as to why people

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Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

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The ancient city of Byzantium Byzantium or Byzantion was an ancient Greek colony founded in 667 BC by Dorian colonists who came from Megara, a city-state near Athens. The city of Byzantium, nowadays the Turkish city of Istanbul, took the name from the founder and leader of the expedition Byzas, son of Megara’s’ King Nisos.

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5 things to know before you visit Meteora Monasteries

5 things to know before you visit Meteora Monasteries

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What is the meaning of the name Meteora? One of the things many people wonder about is the meaning of the name Meteora. To straighten things up the name “Meteora” didn’t originate from a fallen meteorite in the area in our distant past as many might think. “Meteora” is the name the monks gave to

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Athens to Meteora by train

Athens to Meteora by train

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Planning for a trip from Athens to Meteora by train? In the following post, we give a list of important “Things to Know” before the rail trip, for the best possible planning of your visit to Meteora by train.   The Greek rail system  Generally speaking, trains are very convenient, safe and one of the

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10 Good Reasons to join the Hiking tour of Meteora

10 Good Reasons to join the Hiking tour of Meteora

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Hiking at Meteora Among the best things to do, without a doubt, is to join a hiking tour of Meteora. Even more so, in the Springtime when nature is at its best the most ideal time to hike at Meteora. It would be a pity to travel halfway around the globe to visit one of

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Meteora and the Eastern Christian monastic tradition

Meteora and the Eastern Christian monastic tradition

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The monks of Meteora Meteora it’s a place of central mainland Greece with immense rock formations, some of them rise 400 meters above the ground. They seem like they remain suspended between heaven and earth! For the past 1000 years, Meteora gave shelter to those who wished to retreat from this earthly world and to

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