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Meteora

Town of Kalambaka Seeks to Change its Name to Meteora, Mayor Tells

The municipality of Kalambaka, a town nestled at the foot of the unique Meteora district and the cluster of monasteries perched on their peak - which together comprise a UNESCO World Heritage site - has officially applied to the...

A Hot-Air Balloon Ride Over the Hanging Rocks of Meteora

There is no better way to enjoy the magical place of Meteora, than on a hot-air balloon, the owner of the company that organises the tours said in an interview with Praktorio 104.9 FM. Meteora, which in Greek means suspended...

Meteora Natural History Museum Shortlisted for 2 European Museum Academy Awards

Better known for the unique, dramatic landscape of the Meteora district and its historic monasteries, the town of Kalambaka also has a little known but excellent natural history museum with an extensive mushroom collection (full name the Museum of...

Awesome Secrets of Greece's Hanging Rocks of Meteora [video]

How could anyone describe this astonishing geological phenomenon, the breathtaking landscape, the inspiration and spirituality felt, the awe for man’s achievements in an effort to express his religious drive, when these are only some of the many things a...

22-Year-Old Frenchman Crossing Europe on Foot Arrived in Greece

FOR X-MAS DAY A 22-year old French man named Roman is travelling towards eastern Europe on foot. He started his journey from Lyon, his hometown and a few days ago he arrived in Thessaloniki Greece. He travels light, carrying a...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

Visitors in Greece can enjoy inspiring trips into artistic, cultural, historical, and folkloric traditions approaching seventeen magnificent Greek monuments that are included on the "World Heritage List" by UNESCO for being vivid representations of human creative genius. Fifteen of...

Greece's Top 10 Archaeological Sites

Explore TripAdvisor's list of top ten historic sites and landmarks worth visiting in Greece, based on travelers' votes. Get your ticket, fasten your seatbelt and follow us on a quick but refreshing trip to Greece. Acropolis Acropolis is one of the most famous and...

American Students Getting to Know Greece

The University of Washington in Seattle has launched an original summer program in recent years, highlighting the beauty of Greece. The program was the idea of professor Stergios Fotopoulos who has been teaching statistics at the university since 1985. Every...

Canadian Newspaper Praises Greek Holiday Destinations

In a recent article published in Canadian newspaper “The Vancouver Sun,” Janice and George Mucalov describe their Aegean Sea cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Having visited the more popular destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini on a previous cruise, the two writers were able...

The Wild Magic of Meteora [Video]

Perched upon wild crags, the complex of Greek Orthodox monasteries called Meteora justify their name in Greek as each of the six monasteries looks like it is "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above." Built on natural sandstone...