Hands down, without a doubt, Meteora is one of the most jaw-dropping, breath-taking, heart-flutter inducing (?) places I have ever had the pleasure of exploring and admiring. My photos do not do it justice, and my words cannot explain enough to you just how incredible this part of Greece is, though I will try, as I want you to experience what I have.
Meteora means “suspended in the air” and at hundreds of meters above sea level, you’ll really feel as though you’re hovering above Earth and more-so in the heavens. Located in central Greece and home to just 6 remaining monasteries dating back many centuries ago, this area kind of makes you feel as though time has stood still. To think that monks transported themselves to the highest points of the rock formations merely with rope and baskets to construct the monasteries as places for worship and solitary living will absolutely blow your mind.
So, if you find yourself in Greece running off to island hop in the near future, make sure you have an extra day or two up your sleeve and journey up to Meteora. Please. Do it. You won’t be sorry!