For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and to the Greek.Romans 1: 16,17
The word Meteora comes from meteor. The mixture of sandstones and conglomerate shaped by weather make these bald headed lofty ones an awesome site.
Hermit monks in 9 th century AD looked at their fissures and hollows as a place to live away from the world. Then later in 11th century monks occupied the caverns. Monasteries were only built in 14th century as Greece was being attacked by Turkey.
The surrounding mountains are covered with spring time flowers . Meteora lies at the foot of the Chasia mountain range , which forms the natural boundary between Thessaly and Macedonia.
Thank you for looking at this amazing place with us today. ” Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.” Novalis
6 thoughts on “A visit to Meteora”
What a stunning place! And to think it was carved and build without the modern ways.
Yes, a legacy bringing many tourists. The actions of a few hermits.
Amazing and truly remarkable on what they built atop the mountains. Makes me dizzy looking at too, lol, I cannot imagine in person! I can’t see me being hoisted up by the hook to the top either, goodness. I love your distant landscape shot with the stairs to the side composition, would be lovely to print. 🙂
Thank you. I went back to look at it and you are right it does give a good sense of height. It is difficult to know how to convey that.
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Beautiful monastery and scenery, Sandy. Thank you for sharing your trip!
My pleasure. How kind of you to comment . You must be so busy.