Meteora is actually the name of a large UNESCO rock formation in central Greece. It’s home to six monasteries built on immense natural pillars and boulders – certainly worth seeing and voted as one of the most beautiful places in Greece!
Nearby to this jaw-clenching view are two great hostels:
The best hostel in Heraklion, So Young Hostel, is centrally located and offers a stylish, boutique design with eco-friendly materials.
Mixed dorm rooms are cosy with 6-8 beds. Female solo travellers can opt for a ladies only room, with either 4 or 6 beds. Each bed has a curtain and sturdy ladder. Couples also have the option of a private double with ensuite.
By far the best place to chill is on the rooftop terrace. Sun, laze and meet people here – easy.
There is a free bus to Amoudara beach from here. Great nightlife and shops are surrounding the hostel, so getting around is easy.