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Nearer to Heaven.....
High on the steep rocks of the Meteora area there are some monasteries and a nunnery.In the middle ages there were more of these buildings but now there are 6 monasteries left.
There were no stairs at the time to climb the rocks. Whatever the monks needed was put in a big net and the contents were pulled up. Even the monks were pulled up by this net. It was not until 1922 that stairs were hewn in the rocks, so that pelgrims could safely climb to the monasteries. I still don't know how they got enough water for bathing and washing clothes.
Being nearer to God....
Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos."
Originally there were 21 monasteries on the rocks of Meteora, but six of them are left. The six monasteries still function today.
Monastery of Varlaam
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We visited the Holy Monastery of the great Meteoron( The Transfiguration of Our Saviour.)
Monastery of the Holy Trinity