Welcome to Meteora
The geological heart of Meteora is the Adrachti, a striking column. Nearby, on the Pixari rock face is the colourful cave chapel of Agios Andonios. In the hollows and cavities of the nearby rock face, are the Askitaria (Cave Hermitages), complete with hanging ladders and nesting doves. The Askitaria were occupied until the early 20th century by solitary monks, and they remain a testament to the original spirit of Meteora.
But the visiting masses put pressure on the area; lines can be long on the monastery paths and infrastructure (toilets etc) is limited to the monasteries.