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The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, “suspended rocks”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” – etymologically similar to “Meteorite”) is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Access to the monasteries was originally (and deliberately) difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. This required quite a leap of faith – the ropes were replaced, so the story goes, only “when the Lord let them break”.
The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. This monastery rests on the plain rather than on a cliff. It was damaged by the Nazis during World War II who believed it was harboring insurgents and was abandoned. Nuns took it over and reconstructed it.
Holy Monastery of St. Stephen, Meteora, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 34 mm, 1/800 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 320
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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    Stunning landscape………………………..I need to visit Greece some time soon………………………..Joyce

  • Thank you very much Joyce!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful landscape my friend. Well done.

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Marie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 1 year ago

    Wonderful captura…!!!

  • Thank you very much Cieloverde!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    wow!! Fantastic Konstantinos!! What a pearl!

  • Thank you very much my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Nice landscape & capture Konstantinos.

  • Thanks a lot Warren!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    Many thanks to the Greece and all things Hellenic group for the feature!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago


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  • Thank you very much for the feature Mary!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 1 year ago

    You have been featured in Christian Churches, Statues & Crosses 11-06-2013

    Congratulations, it’s a beautiful image.

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  • Many thanks for the feature Christine!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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