The tour continued on across the plains of Thessaly to Kalambaka, at the foot of Meteora. The monasteries of Meteora were built on some of the most spectacular natural rock formations. Hermit Byzantine monks, seeking a retreat from the expanding Turkish occupation, at the end of the 14th century, found the inaccessible rock pillars of Meteora to be an ideal refuge. More than 20 monasteries were built, but Six remain today.

Read more on the (Wiki link) and for more great photos I would recommend a google image search on meteora.


The view of Meteora from Kalambaka.
The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. This is the largest monastery in Meteora.
Me at the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. Me at Meteora. and me again overlooking the valley.
The Monastery of Saint Stephen is an active nunnery. The entrance was a little easier to get to.