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Cave dwellings of hermit monks inside the cliffs of Meteora, Meteora, Greece

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Photo ➝ Cave dwellings of hermit monks inside the cliffs of Meteora, Meteora, Greece

Cave dwellings of hermit monks inside the cliffs of Meteora, Meteora, Greece.

“In 1344, Athanasios Koinovitis from Mount Athos brought a group of followers to Meteora. From 1356 to 1372, he founded the great Meteoron monastery on the Broad Rock, which was perfect for the monks; they were safe from political upheaval and had complete control of the entry to the monastery. The only means of reaching it was by climbing a long ladder, which was drawn up whenever the monks felt threatened” (Wikipedia).

Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII.

Meteora, Greece.


Location/Subject: Meteora Monasteries, Greece
City/Town: Meteora
State/Province: Kalambaka
Country: Greece
Sublocation: Mediterranean Basin
World Region: Europe
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