Natural History and Mushroom Museum in Meteora
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Visiting Meteora, Greece is an experience you will never forget. Meteora is known for its rock formation that is home to a complex of Easter Orthodox monasteries. In addition to this fascinating sight, Meteora is home to the Natural History and Mushroom Museum. Here’s more information about this museum:
About the Natural History and Mushroom Museum
The Natural History and Mushroom Museum is located in Kalambaka along the National Highway that connects Trikala with Egnatia Highway. The museum is just a five-minute walk from the city center. If you drive, there is free parking available. The Natural History and Mushroom Museum is actually two museums that are housed in one building.
The Natural History section of the museum showcases about 350 species of birds and animals. The museum presents its collections through dioramas that accurately depict where the wild animals live. The exhibits are organized according to the type of ecosystem that they belong to.
The Mushroom Museum of Meteora is the first of its type in all of Greece. The mushrooms at the museum are presented according to the three phases of mushroom development. The museum features about 250 different species of mushrooms. The mushrooms are handmade sculptures that maintain the color, shape, and size as accurately as possible.
What to Do at the Natural History and Mushroom Museum
The Natural History and Mushroom Museum in Meteora, Greece hosts a wonderful collections of mammal, bird, and mushroom exhibits. The museum also offers truffle hunting activities. This allows visitors to watch specially trained truffle dogs search for truffles. Visitors will learn more about the truffle through this experience. This is a unique experience that you cannot get just anywhere, so take advantage when you are spending time at the museum.
If you are visiting the museum with children, they will have the opportunity to create mushroom sculptures. This is a fun and interactive activity that will leave them with a souvenir of the trip. The museum also has a gift shop where you can buy different sauces, pastas, and a unique mushroom chocolate.
How to Get to the Natural History and Mushroom Museum
Getting to Meteora is easy from anywhere in Greece, but especially from Thessaloniki and Athens. The best ways to get to Meteora are by car, bus, and train. There are also tour options if you prefer to have a guide while experiencing the area.
Meteora is connected to Athens and Thessaloniki via train, making it a wonderful and convenient trip that allows you to see more landscape than you might otherwise. If you rent a car, this will give you more control over your trip and stops along the way. The Natural History and Mushroom Museum in Meteora is located at 20 Pindou St. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Spend time touring the Natural History and Mushroom Museum when in Meteora, Greece to learn about the local birds, mammals, and mushrooms.
This post was written by Greek Boston