We are deep into Greece
Trip Start Oct 13, 2012
21Trip End Nov 02, 2012
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place. This morning we visited the
towering rock formations of Meteora. On
top of which are built the famous monasteries.
Views were breathtaking. Some of
the monasteries date to the 16th century. Meteora means “suspended in the air”. These astonishing retreats are indeed perched
atop pinnacles that rise about 1000 feet from the valley floor. For centuries the monasteries served as
Christian hide aways while the Ottoman Turks ruled Greece. Most are still in operation today. One of them was used in the 1980’s James Bond
film “For Your Eyes Only”.