Meteora, Saint Stephanos' monastery at the sunset colours

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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 fromhttp://users.sch.gr/elianos/meteorarousanou.htm)

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Christos Theodorou on March 10, 2015

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

Yiorgos Stathakis / … on March 12, 2015

πω πω πω! παρά πολύ ωραία! I will definitely visit Meteora one day

Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2015

Yiorgos Stathakis - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλά χαιρετίσματα

Christos Theodorou on April 2, 2015

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

sogesehen on July 12, 2015

Wunderschönes Land 83/274 Manfred

Christos Theodorou on July 12, 2015

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

ScotchHeather on July 12, 2015

Christos, an incredible landform and beautiful photo. L&F. Heather.

Christos Theodorou on July 12, 2015

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

Heinz Klier on November 26, 2015

85/276 and greetings, Heinz

Christos Theodorou on November 26, 2015

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

Bert Keegstra on December 5, 2015

Fabulous nature, achitecture and light! Well done.

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Christos Theodorou on December 5, 2015

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

Cornleo on January 5, 2016

Wonderful landscape in wonderful light, LIKE + F, greetings Agathe

Christos Theodorou on January 5, 2016

Cornleo - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on March 16, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
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