While visiting Kalabaka, visit the imposing Byzantine church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. The Church of the Assumption, stands imposingly in the north of the town. It is built on top of an early Christian basilica. The well crafted pulpit, and the throne are remnants of the early Christian basilica. It is assumed that the ciborium of the altar is an early Christian element. There are many small churches -country chapels of post Byzantine age. In Kalabaka, you can also visit the unique in Greece, School of Woodcarving.
Don't miss a visit to the Cave of Theopetra thats ranks among the most important archeological prehistoric sites of Greece! Over the past decades, it has revealed many prehistoric findings from many different periods of our prehistory. Stone tools, burials, animal remains, the oldest known man-made structure, are only a few of them! Early prehistoric settlers used it continuously for more than 130.000 years.
Next to Kalabaka, you can pass by the scenic village Kastraki, 2 km NW, which connects with Kalabaka under the shadow of the impressive rocks of Meteora. It took its name after a small Byzantine castle. Pay a visit to the church of Panagia Doupiani (11th – 12th c.).
Nature lovers should not miss the opportunity to hike through winding stone paths and gaze at a unique geological phenomenon formed as a result of a chain of erosions and geological changes over a period of 15 million years. In 1988 Meteora was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you are a believer, a spiritual seeker or a cultural traveller, this emotive place will offer you the opportunity to commune with nature, taking you on an unforgettable journey in the most profound sense of the word.
Admire scenic views from secret spots during hiking tours, climb on the majestic rocks and rappel from the top of a rock, like James Bond. Visit the monasteries and learn about the culture and history of this unique place in the world. To add some refreshing tone to your excursion, spend a couple more days to visit the beautiful Lake Plastira or the mountainous region of Pertouli. Meteora is one of the most spectacular and extraordinary landscapes in Greece. Discover the hidden treasures of the area and prepare yourselves for the ultimate hiking adventure! Go hiking or climbing in Meteora