Meteora (Μετέωρα) – Suspended in the air

Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of  Orthodox monasteries, and one of the most surreal, beautiful and breathtaking natural landscape in Greece, and I think, in the world.

The Metéora is in the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka, and is included on the UNESCO World Heritageat.

From the 11th century onwards, twenty-four monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. They were created to serve monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Today six of these monasteries are still intact and active, and two of these are inhabited by nuns.

 

This is the first part of a large photo gallery of Meteora. In the next days I publish other six galleries with more shots of Meteora and of his monasteries.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM II, Canon Eos M with Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM