A five-minute drive from Kalambaka will take you the village of Diava. Here, the Loudas family has been producing wines since 2006. This family winery is known for its Roditis, Sauvignon Blanc, Xinomavro, Syrah and Merlot varieties. The Loudas Winehouse is a great place to sample some of Thessaly’s best-selling wines.
The Great Meteoran Monastery, or the Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ, is the highest, biggest and oldest monastery in Meteora, which is why if you choose to only visit one, this should be it. The Great Meteoran Monastery was founded in 1340 by Saint Athanasios the Meteorite, a monk from Mount Athos. Legend has it that he was carried up the rock by an eagle and built a small church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Throughout the years several other buildings were added including the Katholikon, which can still be seen today. This is the monastery’s central church dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ.
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