Savoring the Sunset at Greece’s Meteora Monasteries

“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”

Hiking to Greece’s Majestic Meteora Monasteries

Meteora showcases the perfect marriage of natural and man-made beauty. Crowning the tops of otherworldly rock formations are Eastern Orthodox monasteries — some constructed more than 700 years ago. Monks trying to escape persecution originally built 24 monasteries here. Over the centuries, weather and neglect took their toll on the structures, leaving today’s six activeContinue 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.