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Travel to Greece visit the Meteora mountains

2004 Summer Olympics – Army World Class Athlete Program – FMWRC – U.S. Army – Official Image Archive – Athens Greece – XXVIII Olympiad
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Travel to Greece visit the Meteora mountains

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Once the climb up the steep cliffs was made for the sake of the salvation of souls. Today it is fun for athletes of extreme kinds of sports in Greece.

Meteora is a true monastic town, located near the towns Kastraki and Kalambaka in the mountains of amazing shape in Thessaly, in the heart of Greece. This is a special place in Greece where everyone can feel both very small and very big; to evaluate the greatness of the human spirit and the frailty of the human body.

Meteora rocks in Greece are a geological phenomenon, over the explanation of which many scientists have been puzzling.

Wheeling monasteries in Greece

Ancient writers settled centaurs here. And someone even supposed that there was the “Black Cave” – the entrance to Tartarus in the Meteora mountains in Greece. But these rocks are famous not only for pagan legends, but also by Orthodox monasteries – the most significant after Mount Athos in Greece. Hermits settled in these mountains as early as in the tenth century. The first monastery in these places was Megalo Meteoro Monastery (Μεγάλο Μετέωρο), ie ” hanging in the air”. From here the name of this place comes – Meteora.

To understand better the significance of this monastic center for Greece and the whole Orthodox world, we must walk from a monastery to another one, not sparing our feet, to enter churches, which are older than 600 years old, to examine ancient frescoes, icons and sacred relics. To never forget Meteora, it is enough to take a look at at the fantastic stone forest and red caps of monasteries, whelling somewhere very high, between heaven and earth.

2004 Summer Olympics – Army World Class Athlete Program – FMWRC – U.S. Army – Official Image Archive – Athens Greece – XXVIII Olympiad
Greece athletes
Image by familymwr

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