The Castles in Greek Skies: Meteora Monasteries

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The Castles in Greek Skies: Meteora Monasteries

The combination of nature and history can be found at the Meteora Monasteries, in Greece. The 2000 years old Christian-Orthodox creed is in the amazing rock formations of a great architecture and it is definitely breathtaking.

The construction of the monasteries began in the 14th century with the hermit monks who were living in the caves. They started to build monasteries on the rocks, and started to grow a community. And in the 15th century, there were 24 monasteries at the cliffs.

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Meteora, which means ‘suspended in the sky’, was the second largest Eastern Orthodox monastic community after Mt. Athos. They were building refectories, libraries, houses and defensive towers with the gifts from emperors, princes and wealthy patrons.

Year by year, the monasteries of Meteora became a holy land and in 1988, Meteora Monasteries have became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And today, the region is a touristic place and maybe one of the best of the world.

The way to the monasteries is in the forest which is full of elm and oak. There are staircases and pathways carved in the rock faces with a massive view of the buildings. When you reach at the top, the holy history welcomes you.

The open sites are only Monastery of the Great Meteoron, Varlaam, Roussanou, St. Nicholas Anapausas, St. Stephen and Holy Trinity. There you’ll find the library of Byzantine manucripts, editions of the Bible, hymnographies, hagiographies and scholarly documents of the monks. It is also possible to see the gold embroideries and weavings, paintings and viticultures of the monks.

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