The Beautiful Hovering Temples Of Greece

The Beautiful Hovering Temples Of Greece

High above a sleepy village, built atop sandstone rock pillars, and silhouetted against the Grecian skyline, sit the six monasteries of the Meteora. The temples are the second largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece and are located at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly.

Hovering Temples Of Greece Photograph

Temples of Greece

Monks, who used to dwell in neighboring caves, originally settled the area of Meteora in the 11th century. During Turkish occupation and the lawlessness that followed, the monks began to climb higher above ground to be closer to God, finally deciding to create their homes perched on the sandstone pillars.

Monasteries of Greece

Hovering Eastern Orthodox Temples Of Greece Photograph

Hovering Temples of Greece

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