THE PERFECT LOCATION
The Divani Meteora Hotel is located in Kalampaka, central Greece, 350 km north-west of Athens and just 1km from the incredible Meteora monasteries. Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously build complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The six monasteries are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List while its spectacular scenery has been used in numerous films.
Even if your interests are not religious this scenery and ambience will take your breath away and is worth visiting.
Meteora is a destination that operates all year around and you can find all short of outdoor or indoor activities depending on the season. The outdoor activities one can engage in here range from beautiful short or longer hikes to soft adventures and rock climbing. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy unsurpassed natural grandeur, a rich history, and culture, with a wide range of activities. Meteora is one of those few world sites that neither words nor pictures can describe its magic and beauty.
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Discover the wild beauty of Meteora, just a few hours away from Athens
(1 km, count a one-hour trek to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity)
Until the 1920s, the only way up to the monasteries was by rope ladders and baskets.
These monasteries were built on the most inaccessible summits of Meteora in order to survive invasions across the Thessaly Plain, while now pathways and bridges will take you to all six well known monasteries.
The Agia Triada, or Holy Trinity, monastery may look familiar as it was used in the James Bond film « For Your Eyes Only ».
Please note that modest dress is required for visits. Ask our concierge for operating hours.
(21 km, a 24-minute drive)
Just under a half-hour drive from the hotel, Trikala promises a trip into the past. Its castle dates from the Byzantine period, and the Ottoman Osman Shah Mosque, dating from the 16th century, is the only mosque remaining in Trikala today.
The oldest churches can be found in the Vasouri and Manavika districts in the old city.
(64 km, 1 hour 24 minutes by car from the hotel)
Lake Plastiras is one of the highest reservoirs in Europe, surrounded by mountains and woods in a magical setting.
A dam was built in 1960 to prevent repeated flooding from the Tavropos River. However, the use of the lake for hydroelectricity and irrigation has been limited in order to preserve tourism at the picturesque site.
Kaimaktsalan Ski Resort
(203 km, 2 hours 45 minutes by car)
Mount Voras, or Kaimaktsalan (also written as Kajmakčalan), is one of the highest mountains in Greece.
A ski resort was opened here in 1994 on the north-eastern slope of Mount Voras.
From the summit (2,480 m) you have a panoramic view of Thermaikos Gulf, lake Vegoritida and Mount Olympys.