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Meteora

The Metéora, literally «middle of the sky», is one of the most spectacular and unique rock formations in the world.  It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece.

“Meteora II” (2010)
Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora (Greece)
It is situated at the top of a rocky precipice over 400 metres high and is one of the oldest still existing of the Meteora monasteries.
The monastery’s main cathedral was constructed in the 15th century and decorated with frescoes.

“Meteora” (2010)
The Roussanou Monastery, Meteora (Greece)
The Holy Monastery of Roussanou has received the name of the first probable hermit who settled on the rock. It was initially founded by monks and it suffered severe damage during World War II. It became a convent in 1988.
The beautiful wall-paintings of the Catholicon were executed in 1560, when the priest-monk Arsenios was the abbot of the monastery.

 

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