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Meteora // Greece

TravelAmanda Walter | Maple Alps6 Comments

Our adventure to the Meteora monasteries was probably Instagram's fault. Seeing sites on Instagram makes you want to see it in person, so that's what we determined to do. Fun fact: Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is actually under two categories: nature and art and apparently, it's the second most important site in Greece. I didn't know about it until we got there, embarrassingly enough. 

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Monks went to Meteora in the 14th century because they wanted a safe place to be. The only way to access the monasteries was by rock climbing or being pulled up in a basket. There aren't as many monks there now due to tourism, but those who visit are welcomed with Greek hospitality.

Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com
Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com
Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com
Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com

We didn't want to spend much time there outside - it was so crazy hot out! It was dreadful because I do not like sweating without earning it. 

Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com
Meteora // Greece | www.maplealps.com

The views, however, were incredible. 

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Turns out that Meteora means "suspended in the air," which I would say is a very fitting name. 

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