‘Suspended’ in the sky, Meteora is an incredible spiritual retreat

These monasteries in Greece are built high up on sandstone rock pillars, lending it the name Meteora meaning ‘suspended in the heavens’.  Built by Christian monks to escape the fearsome political instability of 14th century Thessaly, the isolation of the monastery was ensured due to its lack of accessible routes.  A single ladder was pulled up when the monks felt any sense of threat.  This marvel of architecture is a must visit for Christian pilgrims as well as informed tourists.

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