Meteora

Meteora literally means ‘Suspended In The Air’ in Greek and is the name given to the area high up on a rocky outcrop above the town of Kalambaka in Thessaly in Northern Greece.

The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to six monasteries (twenty were built originally), perched seemingly precariously on the rocks.

The monasteries were built that way to keep the outside world out, especially the occupying Turks that ruled Greece from the mid 15th Century until 1821.

I visited the unique site in October 2006 as a side trip from Thessaloniki. Blessed with very good weather, I managed to get a few decent shots……

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7 comments

  1. […] Photo by Wilbur’s Travels […]

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  2. Stunning shots – I have never heard of Meterora, so thank you for enlightening me. I think I would really like to go there now! Thanks so much for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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    1. Yes it was awesome – not widely known about either so pretty crowd free. No entrance fees, just small donations welcome. I am just back from France where I had media black out so some catching up to do! Wilbur.

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  3. What an interesting place! Wow, stunning!
    Would love to visit it someday!

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