The name means something like "in the air" and so it appears. Meteora is a collection of Eastern Orthodox monasteries and convents located in central Greece at Kalambaka.

Due to very severe restrictions I don't have much in the way of photographs - and no interior shots at all.

The caves were inhabited long before the Christian era. The early history of the site is not well known but perhaps sometimes in the 9th century monks first moved here seeking solitude and escape from the world's temptations and political strife.

By the 12th and 13th centuries the community was in full flower. More than 20 monasteries were build - only 6 are still in use today, 4 for men, 2 for women. They are primarily tourist destinations today.

Last modified 2/28/26; original content © 2016 John P. Nordin