Welcome to Meteora, the ‘town in the middle of the sky’ in Greece

Source: news.com.au

Ancient monastery in Meteora, Greece.

Ancient monastery in Meteora, Greece. Source: ThinkStock

A FEW hours outside Athens sits the rock-top monasteries of Meteora.

The word “meteora” means “middle of the sky”, or “in the heavens above”, and these people certainly mean it!

The town is a really important spiritual site, but it’s also a big draw for the less-religiously-more-naturally inclined.

Check it out.

 

The Holy Trinity Monastery.

The Holy Trinity Monastery. Source: ThinkStock

You can climb up steps to the monasteries for a quick rush, and once you’re up there, you can move between them via, essentially, a rope railway

 

Cable car between monasteries at Meteora.

Cable car between monasteries at Meteora. Source: ThinkStock

 

The sheer cliff face. Picture: Carlos Pinto 73

The sheer cliff face. Picture: Carlos Pinto 73 Source: Flickr

Not for the faint of heart in the least.

 

Meteora monastery and lifting cage.

Meteora monastery and lifting cage. Source: ThinkStock

But it’s a really pretty spot, and if you’re in the area, you should visit.

 

What a sight.

What a sight. Source: ThinkStock

See ya later, Meteora!

This article originally appeared on the HuffingtonPost.

 

Just a walk in the park ... Picture: GOC53

Just a walk in the park … Picture: GOC53 Source: Flickr

 

Worth a look. Picture: Cod — Gabriel

Worth a look. Picture: Cod — Gabriel Source: Flickr

 

Meteora is high above.

Meteora is high above. Source: ThinkStock

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Meteora, the ‘town in the middle of the sky’ in Greece”

  1. Wow! This photo is amazing. I am currently living in Samos, Greece and I find the skies always so beautiful. Take a look at my blog for some amazing pictures of some of the skies I have seen.

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