Varlaam monastery in a Meteoric state by Hercules Milas
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This is Varlaam Monastery, one of the 6 still “active” monasteries of Meteora (Trikala, Thessaly, Greece). Once upon a time there were 24 monasteries in this exciting region. The first one who climbed this rock, was an anchorite, named Varlaam around 1350 (that’s where the name of the monastery comes from), who built a small church. After his death, the rock remained uninhabited for more than a century.

In the beggining of the 16th century, two brothers, Nektarios and Theofanis climbed the rock. In 1518 they started reconstructing the church that Varlaam had built, and also built two more churchs. With the help of other monks that later climbed the rock they built the monastic “complex” that you can see in the photo and covers almost the whole surface of the rock.

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  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliot10 months ago

    Outstanding shot and place Hercules

  • Thank you very much, Noel!

    – Hercules Milas

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...10 months ago

    WOW that’s absolutely stunning!!! Looks like a place in the clouds, really beautiful!!! :)))))))

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayvelt10 months ago

    gorgeous

  • Thank you very much!

    – Hercules Milas

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...10 months ago

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  • Thank you very much, Vicki!

    – Hercules Milas

  • Keala
    Keala10 months ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Hercules Milas

  • deviloblivious
    deviloblivious7 months ago


    Thank you for submitting! Great Work!

  • deviloblivious
    deviloblivious7 months ago


    Please make a commet here

  • Elena Skvortsova
    Elena Skvortsova7 months ago

    Great work!

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