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The Monasteries of Meteora

Meteora MonasteriesOne of the most amazing places in Greece,if not the world, is Meteora. If you have seen pictures of Greece or spend any time looking through travel brochures then you have certainly been impressed by the monasteries perched on top of enormous rocks and have probably wondered how on earth they built them. The rocks themselves are impressive, rising from the plains of Thessaly a few miles northwest of Kalambaka. In fact the producers of James Bond found them so impressive that they had Roger Moore (or his stunt double most likely) climb the stone face of one in the movie For Your Eyes Only. Nowdays these rock faces are climbed by professional and amateurs looking for a challenge and what Paros is to wind-surfers, Meteora is to rock-climbers.

Many of the old Photos I have used come from an out of print book titled simply Greece. The book was published by Hill and Wang in 1961 and is an amazing photographic record of Greece in the fifties. Look for it in your local used bookstore. The cool thing about Meteora is that it does not look any different now than it did when the pictures were taken except for about a million tourists passing through each year. In fact I took the color photos and made them black and white just so they would fit in and I can't tell the difference. If you like this page please share it with your friends on Google+ and Facebook using the buttons at the bottom of the page. If you have questions you can e-mail me.

Meteora Monastery, Greece
The Monasteries

Meteora Journal

Divani Hotel, Kalambaka, Meteora
Hotels in Meteora

Trikala, Greece
Around Meteora

Meteora Monastery
Matt's Meteora Photos

Meteora Monastery
My Dad's Meteora Photos

Meteora Restaurant Neromylo
Meteora Restaurants

Meteora Monastery
General Info

Kalambaka, Meteora
Getting to Meteora

Meteora, Greece
2-Day Tour

Meteora Monastery
3-Day Tour

Monastery, Meteora, Greece
7-Day Grand Tour

(includes Meteora)

Hotel Attalos, Athens

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