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  • Address:  Kastraki kalambaka Meteora
  • City:  KALAMBAKA
  • States/Region:  Thessali
  • Country:  Greece
  • Telephone:  +30 24320 22275
  • Fax:  +30 24320 22219
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  • Check In:  From 14:00
  • Check Out:  Prior to 12:00

The family run hotel – Pyrgos Adrachti is situated in one of the finest points of the old settlement of Kastraki, right below the rock named “Adrachti”. The hotel itself pleasantly surprises all visitors as it is a 3 star hotel which has all the elements of traditional and modern architecture with a capacity of ten rooms.

The choice of location and the imposing beauty of the surrounding landscapes and terrific view to the mountain range of Pindus, the village itself and unique view of the rocks of Meteora makes the visit to our hotel an unforgettable experience for any guest.

Pyrgos Adrachti is set in one of the highest points of the village in a quiet amphitheatric complex with a backyard view to the Meteora rocks. From any window or balcony of the hotel our visitors get the chance to view these gigantic rocks, green forests of pine trees as well as almond and walnut trees that have the most unbelievable scent/aroma during the Spring season.

All rooms have an essence of wood and rock that co-exists with the surrounding environments and exceptional view to the Meteora rocks, while every room is differently decorated in a special style to accommodate. These romantic spaces are fully equipped with up-to-date facilities and luxuries, such as en-suite facilities, central heating, phone, fridge, air conditioning and access to the Internet. Parking facilities are also available.

In the lounge you can take in the views of the village and rocks, where the big fireplace is lit and the brightest colours create a cozy atmosphere, created by the hospitable hosts making your stay at Pyrgos Adrachti a unique experience.

Only 1km from the centre of the village and in walking distance is the first of six monasteries – The monastery of Saint Nikolaos Anapafsas. For those who love hiking, climbing the holy rocks to ascend to the monasteries perched on their tops will be both a pleasure and an interesting activity. Kastraki is certainly the right place for you to explore unique paths in nature heading for the rocks of Adrachti, Aia, Roka, Altso, Sourloti, Ai Pnevma or Chalasma, whether you are experienced or amateur hikers.

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Η επιλογή της θέσης είναι εκπληκτική, με θέα σ΄όλη την ευρύτερη περιοχή της Πίνδου, του χωριού καθώς και των βράχων των Μετεώρων. Βρίσκεται στον παλιό παραδοσιακό οικισμό του Καστρακίου, στο υψηλότερο σημείο του χωριού , στην κορυφή του λόφου σε ένα ήσυχο μέρος. Από κάθε παράθυρο ή μπαλκόνι η θέα των βράχων των Μετεώρων και του καταπράσινου μικτού δάσους από πεύκα, πλατάνια , καρυδιές, αμυγδαλιές, είναι απαράμιλη. Απέχει 2 χιλιόμετρα από την πόλη της ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑΣ, 100 μέτρα από το κέντρο του χωριού και περίπου 1 χιλιόμετρο από το πρώτο Μοναστήρι του ΑΓΙΟΥ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ.


Ρομαντικοί χώροι με όλες τις ανέσεις και θέα εκπληκτική. Πλήρως εξοπλισμένο για τις σύγχρονες ανάγκες, στα δωμάτια του κυριαρχεί η αισθητική του ξύλου η οποία συνυπάρχει περίφημα με το εξωτερικό περιβάλλον. Εχουν όλα αυτόνομη Θέρμανση -Κλιματισμό, Ντουζιέρα, Ψυγείο, Τηλεόραση, Μπαλκόνι ή Παράθυρα με θέα στους βράχους.

Restaurants & Bars

Εντός του Ξενοδοχείου λειτουργεί η καφετέρια, η οποία βρίσκεται στήν μεγάλη κεντρική αίθουσα, στο σαλόνι, με το μεγάλο πέτρινο τζάκι και με πανοραμική θέα του πέτρινου δάσους που περιτριγυρίζει το καταπράσινο χωριό, ένας ζεστός χώρος με όλες τις ανέσεις.


Έντονα αισθανόμαστε μια ατμόσφαιρα αρχοντιάς, μία αίσθηση ζεστασιάς και οικειότητας, που παρέχουν οι φιλόξενοι οικοδεσπότες, κάνοντας το κατάλυμα εξαιρετικό και γαλήνιες ώρες περιμένουν τον επισκέπτη του ξενοδοχείου.

Dining at Park Hyatt Saigon offers gourmet delights at either of the award-winning restaurants. From bona fide Italian cuisine at Opera to stylish Vietnamese seafood and Western steaks at Square One, the restaurants are perfect venue for meeting friends or business associates for lunch, dinner or an evening cocktail.

▪  Opera  ▪


A contemporary, casual trattoria-style restaurant with alfresco dining overlooking the Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City. Opera specialises in authentic pizza made fresh from a wood-fired oven, pasta and home-made Italian dishes prepared from one large open kitchen. The restaurant is known for its impressive breakfast menu featuring comforting Continental-style items, enhanced with Italian delicacies and a delightful local touch of the warm fragrant "pho"- the Vietnamese well-loved noodle soup. Opera is an all day dining venue, serving guest until late.

Weekend Brunch

Indulge in a wide selection of fresh seafood on ice, pizza, pasta and Italian meats, bakeries and delicious sweets accompanied by free flowing Prosecco or Champagne at our renowned Italian restaurant.

Location: Lobby Level
Seating capacity: 218
6:00 am - 10:30 am Weekdays
6:00 am - 11:00 am Weekends & Public Holidays

11:30 am - 2:30 pm Weekdays
11:30 am - 3:30 pm Weekends

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Daily

Weekend Brunch:
11:30 am - 2:30 pm every Sunday

▪  Square One  ▪

Square One
Square One is an atmospheric restaurant featuring simple and authentic Vietnamese and Western cuisine offered from an impressive display of integrated show kitchens to serve guests sitting in five different dining areas.

A wide selection of imported meats is prepared Western style while the finest local and imported seafood is the focal point of traditional Vietnamese dish. The restaurant in the heart of Saigon features an outdoor terrace and four private dining rooms to cater to guests'needs for special events.

The bar at Square One showcases a fine selection of fine wine, Champagne and refreshing cocktails mixed with tropical fruits. Square One also impresses its guests with a large floor-to-ceiling wine case featuring more than 1,500 bottles of international wines that adds to the dining and entertainment variety.

Location: Mezzanine Level
Seating capacity: 174

Lunch: 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

▪  Xuan Spa  ▪

Xuan Spa

'Xuan', embodies the beauty of 'Spring' in Vietnam.

Spring is the time of year in which the most important of all Vietnamese holidays is celebrated. Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is the "First Day" and marks the arrival of spring.  A celebration of renewal and new beginnings, all activities should be pure and beautiful as spring is a time for rejuvenation and new life.

Drawing inspiration from the traditions of Vietnam, the Xuan Spa experience is inspired by the essence of spring and the four natural blossoms that bring renewal, health and well being, each offering a unique path to a new beginning.

Celebrate the essence of spring.


Mai - Apricot Blossom - A collection of nurturing therapies to relax, soothe and calm


Lan - Orchid - A collection of refreshing therapies to revitalise, energise and strengthen

- Chrysanthemum- A collection of renewing therapies to rejuvenate, beautify and brighten

- Bamboo- A collection of nourishing treatments to detoxify, restore and balance

Cooking Class at Park Hyatt Saigon


There is no better way to explore and understand a culture than through its cuisine.  In an effort to showcase the diversity of Vietnamese food, the culinary team at Park Hyatt Saigon offers guests a unique culinary experience in Ho Chi Minh City.

Guests will first depart on a trip to the local market in one of our Mercedes S-Class limousines, where they will buy the ingredients to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes, and experience the hustle and bustle of the city.

After arriving back at the hotel with a warm welcome from the chef, the guests are introduced to their classroom, Square One restaurant, which consists of five show kitchens: the Seafood and Appetiser kitchen, the Vietnamese Steam, Wok and Grill kitchen the Western Grill kitchen, the Dessert kitchen and the Juice and Tea Counter.

Under the watchful eye of our chef, participants then prepare and sample traditional Vietnamese dishes, such as: Fresh Spring Rolls, Fried Seafood Spring Rolls, Lotus Stem Salad, Sweet and Sour Seafood Soup and Fried Garoupa.

To complete the experience, all participants will receive a recipe folder, a Vietnamese cook book and a Park Hyatt Saigon apron so they can continue at home what they have learned in Vietnam.

Terms & Conditions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Guests must show current government-issued proof of identity at the time of check-in. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Ο επιβλητικός της βράχος, πολύ κοντά και απέναντι από το βράχο της μονής του Μεγάλου Μετεώρου, αλλά αρκετά μικρότερος απ' αυτόν σε έκταση στο πλάτωμά του, κατοικήθηκε πριν εξακόσια χρόνια από το σύγχρονο του οσίου Αθανασίου του Μετεωρίτη ασκητή Βαρλαάμ, από τον αποίο πήρε και την ονομασία του το μοναστήρι.

Κάτοψη και τομή του καθολικού της Μονής Βαρλαάμ.

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Η μονή Ρουσάνου βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στις μονές Αγίου Νικολάου Αναπαυσά και Βαρλαάμ, στο δρόμο από το χωριό Καστράκι προς στα Μετέωρα. Είναι κτισμένη πάνω σε εντυπωσιακό κατακόρυφο στύλο και το κτιριακό της συγκρότημα καλύπτει ολόκληρο το πλάτωμα της κορυφής του απότομου βράχου, του οποίου φαίνεται σαν απόληξη φυσική. Ο προσκηνητής, απο 'κει ψηλά, απολαμβάνει όλη τη μεγαλοπρέπεια και μαγεία του ανεπανάληπτου μετεωρίτικου τοπίου.

Κάτοψη του καθολικού της Μονής Ρουσάνου.

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Η μονή αυτή είναι η παλαιότερη, μεγαλύτερη και επισημότερη από τις υπάρχουσες σήμερα μετεωρικές μονές, όπως δηλώνει και η ονομασία της "Μεγάλο Μετέωρα". Σκαρφαλωμένη πάνω στον επιβλητικό της βράχο, κατέχει δεσπόζουσα θέση ανάμεσα στο μοναστικό συγκρότημα των Μετεώρων.

Κάτοψη και τομή του καθολικού του  Μεγάλου Μετεώρου.

Το τέμπλο και τα προσκυνητάρια στον κυρίως ναό του καθολικού.

Κάτοψη και τομή

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Η μονή του Αγίου Νικολάου Αναπαυσά βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στο χωριό Καστράκι. Είναι το πρώτο μοναστήρι που συναντάει κανείς ανεβαίνοντας από το χωριό αυτό στα Μετέωρα. Τριγύρω του βρίσκονται και τα ερειπωμένα μοναστήρια Προδρόμου, Αγίας Μονής και Παντοκράτορος, καθώς και το εκκλησάκι της Παναγίας της Δούπιανης. Ο βράχος πάνω στον οποίο κτίστηκε το μοναστήρι είναι πολύ μικρός σε έκταση και στενάχωρος στο πλάτωμα της κορυφής του.

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Επιβλητικός και μεγαλόπρεπος υψώνεται ο απότομος βράχος στην κορυφή του οποίου είναι σκαρφαλωμένη η Μονή της Αγίας Τριάδος. Ο προσκηνητής, κουρασμένος από τη δύσκολη κατάβαση στην κοιλάδα αρχικά και την ανάβαση στο βράχο, ανταμείβεται πλουσιοπάροχα με τη μαγευτική θέα που αντικρύζει από ψηλά από τους εξώστες της μονής.

Ο κυρίως ναός είναι ένας μικρός σταυροειδής δικιόνιος ναός με κεντρικό τρούλλο στη στέγη του. Η ανατολική πλευρά του ναού, όπου η τρίπλευρη κόγχη του ιερού με ένα δίλοβο παράθυρο, έχει επιμελημένη πλινθοπερίκλειστη τοιχοδομία με πλούσια κεραμική διακόσμηση, όπως οδοντωτές ταινίες και άλλα κοσμήματα.

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Η Μονή του Αγίου Στεφάνου βρίσκεται στο νοτιοανατολικό άκρο των μετεωρικών βράχων, ακριβώς πάνω από την Καλαμπάκα, και είναι το μόνο μοναστήρι που επισκέπτεται κανείς χωρίς να ανέβει σκαλιά. Η προσπέλαση σ΄αυτό γίνεται με μικρή γέφυρα.

Η θέα από τον εξώστη της μονής είναι μαγευτική καθώς στα πόδια του βράχου απλώνεται η πόλη της Καλαμπάκας, με τον ποταμό Πηνειό πιο πέρα στο βάθος.

Από το 1961 λειτουργεί ως γυναικείο μοναστήρι με πολυμελή και δραστήρια αδελφότητα, η οποία, παράλληλα με το πλούσιο πνευματικό και φιλανθρωπικό έργο, έχει να επιδείξει και αξιοθαύμαστο ανακαινιστικό και οικοδομικό έργο στη μονή.

Παλαιά παράδοση συνδέει τη μονή αυτή προς το γυναικείο μοναχισμό.

Το καθολικό της μονής απομιμείται το γνωστό αγιορείτικο αρχιτεκτονικό τύπο. Ο κύριος ναός είναι τετρακιόνιος σταυροειδής εγγεγραμμένος, με τις δύο κόγχες αριστερά και δεξιά. Χαρακτηριστικοί και εντυπωσιακοί είναι οι ραδινοί και ψηλόλιγνοι τρούλλοι, ο μεγάλος και κεντρικός του κυρίως ναού και οι δύο μικρότεροι του ιερού, πάνω από την πρόθεση και το διακονικό.

Στη μονή φυλάσσονται σήμερα πολλά χειρόγραφα, τα οποία κοσμούνται με ωραίες και καλλιτεχνικές μικρογραφίες, πολυποίκιλα επίτιτλα και πολύχρωμα διακοσμητικά πρωτογράμματα.

Τέλος εξαιρετικό έργο ξυλογλυπτικής, με περίτεχνη και πολυποίκιλη φυτική διακόσμηση σε θαυμαστούς συνδυασμούς με πτηνά, ζώα και ανθρώπινες μορφές, είναι το τέμπλο του νεότερου καθολικού της μονής, που ελεπτούργησαν στα 1814, με έξοδα του επισκόπου Σταγών Γαβριήλ οι Μετσοβίτες ταλιαδόροι.

Πηγή: "Μετέωρα οδοιπορικό" - (c) Ιερά Μονή Μεγάλου Μετεώρου.

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Theopetra's Cave

The Theopetra, is found west of Highway Ioannina-Trikala perched on a rocky hill, the first series of the geological phenomenon Meteoritikon rock.
In the NE a rocky limestone volume in "Muti" is the Cave of Theopetra.
It lies about 4 km from Kalambaka and has an arched entrance, measuring 17 x 3 m approx.

The interior consists of a main hall 500 m some with small niches in the region. The formation of limestone rock Theopetra placed in the upper Cretaceous Period (137,000,000 to 65,000,000 years from now). The creation of the cave is thus later than the above age.
The cave was inhabited during the Middle Paleolithic Period (beginning about 130,000 years ago). This cave is the first excavated in Thessaly and the only so far in Greece with continuous anthropogenic layers ranging from the Middle Stone Age and up to the end of the Neolithic (3000 BC).

The importance of chronological continuity lies in the fact that for the first time in Greece we see the transition from Palaiolithiko the Neolithic lifestyle. Among other things, the cave Palaeolithic stone tools found - Mesolithic and Neolithic Age, Neolithic pottery finds, bone tools, shell jewelry, unique for the Greek gold jewelry of the Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic and Neolithic period, and the famous human footprints of Theopetra dating to 130,000 years ago and are now rare finding not only for Greece but also for Europe.

We also detected traces of fire in open hearths and unformatted close to them also found pieces of burnt clay from spreading wall or roof within which observed footprints reeds and wood. The reason I survived all this is to fire the hardened and are regarded as representatives of the architecture of the Neolithic era.
Both identified and bones in particular animals, such as cow, pig, sheep, deer, dog, etc. but just human. The presence of flint tools from the end of the Upper Paleolithic era as the original stones, which are processed to manufacture tools and shows the existence of the laboratory building these tools. The analysis of the affected fruit were shown to originate from wheat, rye, barley, oats, etc. but also pear, grapevine, apple and various wild grasses to which supplement or food or used for other purposes.
Quite interesting are the small stylized masses uncooked clay identified as the first efforts of the man who lived in the cave in the Middle Paleolithic era to format the clay. Analyses and specialized research tools led to the conclusion that a creature of the last Neanderthals that people communicate and the type of Homo Sapiens, which covers the next two periods of occupation of the cave of Theopetra.
The excavation started in 1987 by archaeologist Catherine Kyparissis-Dispatch and continued until 2005 when he began the works for the restoration and enhancement of the cave with the establishment of a corridor which serves visitors and People with Disabilities. Currently projects have been completed and the cave is open to visitors.

Theopetra's Cave Theopetra's Cave
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St. - George's Mandila

Kastraki has an old and rich history. Still preserved many traditions, among which stands out climbing with rope in the church of St. - George's Mandila, which is (unfortunately accessible only to skilled climbers) in the ruins of the monastery of Ag. Mandila George.
According to an old custom the Kastraki, the day of the feast of the saint, with the end use, the village youths hanging colorful scarves and lit candles at the Monastery.
The scarves are left until the next feast of St and are wishes for good health.
The foundation of the monastery of Ag. Mandila placed George in the 14th century. accordance with the few data available, which belong to the tradition, because the monastery has not yet been studied scientifically.
This custom was instituted by the following incident, which testifies to the faith of our people in the miraculous power of St. George.
At the foot of the rock, where lies the monastery of St. George, during the years of Ottoman rule stretched a dense forest. In this forest was banned cutting of trees, which applied to the conquerors. But a soldier of the Turkish garrison of Kastraki and one day began to cut a tree, fell down unconscious, as if dead.
The Turkish commander of the village, thinking that someone "gkiaouris" killed him, ordered and collected in the village square. And threatened to retaliate hard, unless they delivered the killer soldier.
At that moment we heard from the monastery a loud voice, saying that no one killed the soldier, but was punished St George. It was good but if it offered something the Turks in the saint. And immediately his wife aga gave his handkerchief veil of.
Then someone Kastraki raised the handkerchief to the monastery, the abbot and just hung it in the image of the saint, Turkish rose katageros. And then prevailed every time new kerchief hanging in this monastery.

St. - George's Mandila St. - George's Mandila
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Cloister of Doupiani

The first monastic community with primary organization was the Cloister of Doupiani or drop that was founded by the monk Nile. Centered on the Temple cult of the Virgin Mary, was the "Lord" of the cloister. The church is located just below the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapafsas. The monks who lived isolated from the rest of the week in surrounding rocks and prayed and lay awake, alone, began to gather every Sunday to celebrate the Liturgy and worship their God in the temple of Doupiani. The only building that survives today is the Temple. But it was the first impetus for the flourishing of monasticism in Meteora. The safety and isolation brought on the rocks, so many monks in the region were established over the centuries twenty-four Monasteries experienced peak. Many of them deserted and went out, just some old papers rescued us make known the Visitation Monastery, which is currently uninhabited, belonging to the Monastery of the Great Meteoro. Founders of the monastery is the monk Nilus in the year 1367 AD and the monk Cyprian. Today, only the church that was recently restored.

Cloister of Doupiani Cloister of Doupiani
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Sarakina's bridge

Near the village Sarakina, south of Kalambaka, on Penaeus River in the early 16th century the bishop of Larissa Bessarion II built a large arched stone bridge ...

Sarakina's bridge Sarakina's bridge
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Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.

Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.

In the 15th century., Was probably the church of St. Nicholas Bantova Kofinas, or carved into the rock cave in the ravine that separates Kastraki from Kalambaka. The church was accepted by many subsequent interventions was probably hermitage. In the same ravine at the Church of St.. Antoniou and J. M. St. Gregory.

Today it operates and belongs to the Holy Trinity Monastery Meteora

To find the church follow the following path:
At the entrance of Kalambaka Kastraki turn right following the road alongside the rocks of Meteora. 500 meters and then hold the rock, turn right. The dirt road leads to a plateau in front of the church of Panagia, the hermitage of St. Nicholas or Bantova Kofinas is carved into the cave of the rock.

Church of St. Nicholas Bantova. Church of St. Nicholas Bantova.
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