Meteora is a region in Thessaly (Central Greece) and Kalambaka is the city under the Meteora rock towers.
What makes Meteora so special is the monasteries on the top of the rocks. These monasteries are located at a very large height, and there are hiking trails (in the most accessible monasteries), so many tourists come to Meteora all year round.
“Meanwhile in the air”, the monasteries are a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a region into a part of meditation and prayer.
Meteora is a magnificent example of the monastic type with structures depicting an important stage in history from the 14th and 15th centuries when the ascetic ideals of early Christianity defined the need for monastic communities both in the western world (in Tuscany, for example) and the Orthodox