Experience Meteora – a worldwide phenomenon
It is one of the hundreds must visit places in Greece
- September 23, 2019 21:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Peaceful, magical, breathtaking, mystical - these are just some of the words that come to mind when visitors explore Meteora .A unique and amazing place where you can experience nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. The Meteora vertical cliffs were known as the perfect place to discover peace and harmony since early Christian times - the perfet place to find absolute isolation.
The area of Meteora was originally settled by monks who lived in caves within the rocks. As the times became more and more dangerous during the age of Ottoman occupation, they climbed higher and higher up the rock until they were living on the inaccessable peaks where they were able to build their first monasteries by bringing material and people up with baskets. This was the only one way to reach these sacred places in times past, but now there are pathways and steps to the top.
Meteora is a truly inspiring must visit place in Greece, but you should also be prepared and expect a trip that is much more than merely visiting an exquisite landscape. It is a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world.
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