20 photographs of Meteora, Greece that will make you want to visit soon
This part of Northern Greece is so atypical of the rest of the country and the islands that most tourist seem to flock to during the warm summer vacation season. Although visiting Meteora is great to experience any time, I actually prefer the shoulder season in late fall to early winter when most of the tourists disappear along with all the kitchy and tacky shops and eateries that cater typically to the backpack and outdoor adventurist. In any case, if you plan on visiting Greece in the near future, make sure to save some time in your schedule to visit this stunning Unesco World Heritage site.
Here are 20 photographs of Meteora that I’m sure will make you want to visit soon
The forests are animated and mysterious
Abandoned and slowly decaying
It’s hard to get tired of these views, they seem to change sporadically with the clouds, sun and seasons. I can imagine returning here regularly and always find new subject matter that will only happen in that instant. In any case on a late afternoon tour of the area, I was blessed with gorgeous light and amazing panaromas of the valley and village of Kalampaka below.
The monasteries of Meteora and beautiful and the architecture is quite elaborate and striking with it’s exterior brick facades. The interiors are filled with amazing treasures and gilted details, it is a must see for any monastery that is open to the public. Unfortunately, photographs are not allowed inside so you can only imagine how ornate and grandiose the insides of these places of worship would be.
Close up details of prickly vegetation
A small shrine on a mountain top in Meteora
A place for early Christian Hermits to find shelter
A monastery and rooms with a view
Ah yes, delicious soup on a cold night
Grape harvest is finished, but the vines are still beautiful
The entire region of Meteora is quite stunning and you cannot take a beautiful photograph from all the amazing vistas around the hikes and roadways leading to the major monasteries and lookout points throughout the valley. It is a wonderful place to explore especially during the shoulder season when you have most of the trails and lookout points to yourself.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed viewing my photographs of Meteora, Greece and hope that it will make you want to visit this area very soon! If you enjoyed the post, please do share it with any of the social media buttons, thanks so much!
I was invited as a guest to explore the Meteora region with Visit Meteora Travel and participate in some of their fantastic hikes and tours. All opinions and thoughts are my own and they are a fantastic outfit to work with.