Kalampaka is at times underestimated as merely sharing the glory of the Meteora pinnacles that spectacularly rise at the near background. The ancient city Aiginio, which was called Stagi (a name that the Metropolitan church still carries) during the medieval times, was located at the same place. However, it is a town with a very rich and long history in itself. The word “kalabaka” originates from Turkish and means “strong fort”. The modern city has a very good street planning, large squares, wide roads and developed tourism due to its position next to the popular Meteora.