Agios Andonios

Meteora & Thessaly

This striking cave chapel, set high on the eastern flank of the Pixari rock face and recognisable by its array of coloured scarves, is visible from the eastern end of Kastraki.

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Nearby Meteora & Thessaly attractions

1. Meteora Geological History Museum


Across from Kastraki’s village church, this simple museum tells the story of the Meteora, from the very beginning of the universe. Panel displays explain…

2. Adhrakhti


A striking solitary rock column known as the adhrakhti (‘obelisk’) commands the skyline as you look up the valley from Kastraki village. Considered the…

4. Doupiani Rock

0.55 MILES

Towering above the northern end of Kastraki, Doupiani Rock became home to the region’s first church, Panaghia Doupani, in the late 12th century. Hermits…

5. Moni Agiou Nikolaou

0.67 MILES

The 15th-century Moni Agiou Nikolaou is the first monastery you reach from Kastraki, 1km from the village square. Many visitors, keen to press on to the…

6. Museum of Hellenic Culture

0.73 MILES

This enjoyable museum focuses on a beautifully displayed collection of antiquarian books, from versions of Aesop’s Fables to a 1567 edition of Homer. The…

7. Moni Agias Varvaras Rousanou

0.77 MILES

Dramatically perched atop a steep pinnacle and accessed via a high narrow wooden bridge, Rousanou convent has an intimate atmosphere. Its small community…

8. Moni Agias Triados

0.87 MILES

Of all the Meteora monasteries, Moni Agias Triados, which featured in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, feels the most remote. A long down-then…