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.

(Translation from Wikipedia)

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.

(translation from http://users.sch.gr/elianos/meteora_rousanou.htm)

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Comments (187)

Sergey Kreps on November 26, 2013

Lovely place and excellent shot! L+F

Warm greetings, Sergey

Christos Theodorou on November 26, 2013

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos // Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. // Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Hola desde Atenas – Christos // Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti d’ Atene – Christos // Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos // Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

Konjuh 108 on March 15, 2014

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All the best, Slavko

Christos Theodorou on March 15, 2014

Konjuh108 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on July 17, 2014

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

Sjeng on July 21, 2014

Fabulous beautiful picture, like 119 and favorite 37 Many greetings Sjeng

Christos Theodorou on July 21, 2014

Sjeng - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on August 8, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
    • Taken on 2012/07/30 19:54:18
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
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    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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