Meteora and Kalambaka (nearest city to Enduromania event)
Enduromania event is held on Pindus Mountains, during September at the village of Kastania (located 30klm North-East from city of Kalambaka at an altitude of 1000m) every year.
Kalambaka is a municipality in the Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. The population is around 12,000 residents. The famous Meteora rocks are located exactly above Kalambaka city and on top of them the famous Orthodox monasteries were built 1000 years ago. Kalambaka is the northwestern terminal of the old Thessaly Railways, now part of OSE. Kalambaka is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Greece, with great history and several attractions for the visitors.
The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, pronounced [mɛˈtɛoɾɐ], literally “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens at the hanging rocks of above” — etymologically related to meteorology) – is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills like huge rounded boulders dominate the local area.
It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodoxmonasteries in Greece, second in importance only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
Metéora is included on the UNESCOWorld Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII. Please see the following link for further details: