Meteora, Roussanou monastery

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Meteora is a huge cluster of dark rocks rising out of Trikala, near the first heights of Pindus and Hasia. The monasteries of Meteora, which is built on top of some rocks, is now the second most important monastery complex in Greece after Mount Athos. Of the thirty who have been historically, currently operating only six, which by 1988 included in world heritage list of UNESCO.

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Southeast of the Great Meteora monasteries between Varlaam and Holy Trinity Monastery is the Rousanou monastery. Going from the village Kastraki our left we see the first monastery, the Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapafsas.

In front of us and on impressive vertical cliff and the stone forest of Meteora is the Monastery Rousanou.

The complex of buildings covering the entire top of the cliff. The visitor from up there can enjoy all the splendor and magic of the unique Meteora landscape.

The monastery was inhabited in 1388 AD. by the monk Benedict and Nicodemus. Historical sources have not yet been established.

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Christos Theodorou on July 4, 2014

Lech Grzywacz - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on September 24, 2014

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Venetico on January 8, 2015

Beautiful scenery! I like this composition! :) L
Greetings from Venice

Christos Theodorou on January 8, 2015

Venetico - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Checa on February 11, 2015


Christos Theodorou on February 11, 2015

Checa - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

K. H. Johansen on February 27, 2015

Hej Chris det er så super, det er også så smukt et sted. Mange hilsner Kurt

Christos Theodorou on February 27, 2015

K. H. Johansen - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on April 8, 2015


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

crvzr on September 8, 2015

magnifique... L

Christos Theodorou on September 8, 2015

crvzr - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

palomar1947 on March 31

Veramente fantastico.....!LIKE F.Ciao Christos.Emilia

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  • Uploaded on July 31, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
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