From Earth to Heaven
No words can describe the awe that one feels when facing the Holy Meteora.
The gigantic rocks dominate imposingly in Kalambaka between mountains Koziakas & Antichasion. This masterpiece of nature reveals all its glory for centuries as a unique geological phenomenon in beauty and an important monument of Orthodoxy.
Meteora designated as the second Mount Athos continue the monastic tradition for nearly six centuries.
In view of the sacred rock, the visitor is stunned by the impressive majesty of this gigantic complex stone.
The ascetic huts on the rocks witness the undeniable presence of the first monks devoted body and soul to God. Serving of pamvasilea Christ recorded the ascetic path of the monastic life, walking the paths that lead from earth to heaven ... The first monasteries were built with great care and craftsmanship in the 14th century. Over the years some of them were reconstructed and others suffered major repairs to be completed, and thereby provide the final architectural shape. Since then standing up in the tops of the rocks giving the impression that they are their natural finish. The climb was formerly with scaffolding propped in beams wedged into the rocks, with a net, and later with ladders. Today pilgrims-guests use the stairs carved in the rocks, thus ensuring a comfortable and safe ascent to the monasteries.