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The UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora is one of the most extraordinary in Greece, if not in Europe. Photographed thousands of times and a star of film locations. The Meteora is made up of a series of rock formations and pillars atop of which stands six Eastern Orthodox monasteries. How they were built beggars belief. The monasteries are second in importance only to Mount Athos.

Located in Thessaly, central Greece, and near the town of Kalambaka and the Pindus Mountains, these rocks and caves have been inhabited for some 50,000 years. The famous cave of Theopatra was constructed 23,000 years ago during the ice age. In the 9th century AD, hermit monks lived in isolation on these ancient pinnacles, inhabiting hollows and fissures.

However, the monasteries were not built until the 14th century. Initially there were 24 but now only 6 remain, each occupied by 10 or so monks. Access to the monasteries was by rope ladders or windlass which were simply drawn up when the occupants were threatened by invaders or unwanted visitors. Nowadays access is easier and two million visitors a year come to the area to marvel at the 550 metre high rock towers.

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Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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