Meteora is an area in Thessaly (Central Greece) and Kalambaka is the city under the rock towers of Meteora.
What makes Meteora so special are the monasteries on the cliffs. These monasteries are very high, and there are hiking trails (in the most accessible monasteries), and so many tourists come to Meteora all year long.
“Hovering in the air” (the concept of Meteora in Greek), the monasteries are a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural conversion of an area to a place of meditation and prayer.
Meteors are a striking example of the type of monasticism with constructions depicting an important stage in history, from the 14th and 15th centuries, when ascetic ideals of early Christianity defined the need for monastic communities, both in the western world (in Tuscany, for example) as in Orthodox
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