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. 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. Source: ThinkStock
The sheer cliff face. Picture: Carlos Pinto 73 Source: Flickr
Not for the faint of heart in the least.
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. Source: ThinkStock
See ya later, Meteora!
This article originally appeared on the HuffingtonPost.
Just a walk in the park … Picture: GOC53 Source: Flickr
Worth a look. Picture: Cod — Gabriel Source: Flickr
Meteora is high above. Source: ThinkStock
2 thoughts on “Welcome to Meteora, the ‘town in the middle of the sky’ in Greece”
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.
It looks so beautiful, next time I’m in Greece I want to stop there