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Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 Steps through the rock.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 The monastery buildings at the top.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 The monastery was used in the 1981 James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only".
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 Wooden balcony once used to hoist supplies to the monks.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 Hoist used to bring supplies to the monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 The rope of the hoist was replaced "when the Lord saw fit to break it".
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 Painted wall icon.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 The monastery is on several levels.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 Small chapel.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 View of the access path.
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 View of Varlaam and Roussanou Monasteries from Agia Triada.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Agios Stefanos is the most accessible of the six active monasteries at Meteora.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The monastery was built in 1545.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Agios Stefanos is a nunnary.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Two of the churches.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Kiosk perched on the edge of the cliff.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The monastery is constructed around the natural rock structures.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Rooftops.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Windows.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The buildings are set around a garden.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The buildings are decorated with plants.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The older of the two churches dating from the 14th century.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Living area for the nuns.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Arch.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Icon painted on a stone wall.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The walls of the newer church.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Fresco showing Judgement Day.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Icon set into the wall.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Icon of Jesus Christ (17th century).
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Icon of Agios Giorgios (St George) dating from the 17th century.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Ceremonial cross.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Icon showing the retreaving of Jesus' body from the cross, 1675, a work by Emmanuel Jannes from Crete.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 Wooden railings.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Varlaam Monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Varlaam is the second largest monastery at Meteora.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The monastery is dedicated to all saints and dates from 1541.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 View of the monastery from the entrance.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The hoist is still in use during building work.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The monastery is on several loevels.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Varlaam is noted for its grey tower.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The main church with its two domes.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The stonework of the church.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The frescos date from 1548.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 12,000 litre barrel.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Belt buckle used by priests.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Damasque chair.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 Wall-painted icon.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The access path to the monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 16th century frescos in the Old Hospital.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 The spectacular setting of Roussanou Monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Roussanou Monastery is also known as Agias Varvaras.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Roussanou is a nunnery.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Roussanou is set on a pinnacle connected by a metal bridge.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Wooden hoist balcony and iron bridge.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 A metal bridge connects the monastery to the outside world.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 The monastery buildings are close to the rocks.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Varlaam viewed from Roussanou.
Greece
Meteora
Roussanou Monastery
 Agios Nikolaos from Roussanou.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Agios Nikolaos is at the edge of the valley.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 The monastery is set on a pinnacle close to a series of cliffs.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 The monastery dates from the early 14th century.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 The monastery is surrounded by forest.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 View of the monastery from the base of the pinnacle.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 The path to the monastery is set close to high cliffs.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Banded cliffs from the monastery grounds.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Small shrine.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 The interior of the church.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Frescos and embroiderry.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Fresco of "Adam Naming the Animals in Paradise" painted in 1527 by Theophanis Strelitzas from Crete.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 View of Dupiani rock with the ruins of a monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Roussanou overlooks Agios Nikolaos.
Greece
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Monastery
 Partial view of Varlaam from Agios Nikolaos.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The Great Meteoro Monastery is the highest at Meteora (613m).
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The monastery dates from the 14th century.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The hoist used to ferry supplies.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The monastery is reached via an entrance into the rockface.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Steps cut into the rock face.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Small shrine at the base of the monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Small shrine in a cave.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Great Meteoro is the largest monastery at Meteora.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 View of Varlaam from the external steps of the monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Hoist balcony.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Building between the rocks.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The cliff pathway.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The setting of the monastery.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The monastery buildings at the edge of the pinnacle.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The monastery buildings are set around a courtyard.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The monastery has a small garden.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The main church dates from 1388.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The rear of the main church.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The church dome.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Detail of the church brickwork.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The church cloisters.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The entrance to the church.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The interior of the church is covered with frescos.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Wall paintings.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Hanging icons.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The Martydom of Saints shows Romans killing Christians.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Ceiling paintings.
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 Lighting a candle.

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