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New on 500px : Meteora Monasteries by DrougoutisPhotography by DrougoutisPhotography

‘Suspended in the air’ (the meaning of Meteora in Greek). These monasteries represent a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation and prayer. The area includes forested hills and river valley with riverine forests of Platanus.

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New on 500px : Meteora, Greece by enroc by enroc

In Meteora—”rocks in the air”—sandstone spires rise from the plain of Thessaly like tall lumps of clay on a potter’s wheel. Seeing the area as a religious retreat, monasteries sprung up here, beginning in 1336. At one time there were 24; today, 13 remain and six are open to the public. The area was added to the World Heritage List in 1988.

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New on 500px : On fire by nikoloulis by nikoloulis

– Almost night over Holy Monastery of Roussanou at Meteora, Greece, while two motorcyclists driving under the rock.
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