“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” Mahatma Gandhi As we looked into the sea of dramatic rock formations being illuminated by the lemon chiffon-colored setting sun, our Greek host George asked the five of us to observe twoContinue reading “Savoring the Sunset at Greece’s Meteora Monasteries”
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Hiking to Greece’s Majestic Meteora Monasteries
The monasteries of Meteora, Greece exhibit an impressive blend of natural and human-made beauty. Incredibly, some of these Eastern-Orthodox monasteries have crowned the tops of Meteora’s otherworldly rock formations for more than 700 years. Monks who were trying to escape persecution originally built 24 monasteries in this part of central Greece. Over the centuries, weatherContinue reading “Hiking to Greece’s Majestic Meteora Monasteries”
Photo du Jour: A Rock Climber Conquers Adrachti, in Meteora, Greece
“It’s not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it.” Gustav Mahler Look carefully at the top of this dramatic, finger-like rock formation, and you’ll see a tiny human silhouette.