As part of our Senior Couples "Seminar" we took a trip to Meteora. Meteora is area north of Athens with many tall isolated pinnacles with about 18 monasteries on top of some. It required a 5 hour bus trip. We stayed overnight and visited the area and returned to Athens.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is St. Stephens Monastery. It is one of the largest and the hardest to get to. It stands on top of a pinnacle about 2000 feet high. From here we had to walk down to a narrow part of the crevice, cross a bridge and walk up through tunnels and 170 stairs to get there. The wooden part on the top right is where they used to lower a basket to bring up supplies and people.