There are many tour operators who will show you the various attractions of the region in day tours that cost up to 10 dollars per head. We went with Zorpidis, whose phone number is 0374 54060. They took us to the Hanging Rock Monestaries at Meteora, which have to be seen to be believed. These are huge, piercing rocks topped with Byzentine monestaries that can only be reached by climbing hundreds of very steep steps etched into the side of the mountains. There is another, more famous Byzentine Greek Orthodox monestary, Mount Athos, which we could only see from the outside via a cruise, as women are not allowed into the place, and men may only enter by appointment. This area is so sacred, it has its own independent theocratic government.