Wanderlust UK – September 2019

(Nancy Kaufman) #1
Take to the hills
Meteora, Greece
Photographer: Michele Falzone
The clue is in the name. Often translated as
‘the heavens above’, Meteora has long been
a religious haven. For centuries, monks
found sanctuary here in the Holy Monastery
of Roussanou (pictured), sat high atop
stone pillars, and over the last few decades
a group of nuns have taken their place. With
its striking drop, it o­ers a €ine vantage
point, appearing almost as if suspended in
the sky. Once it was only reached by a series
of ladders; today you need only climb steps
carved into the rock and cross a bridge for
some of the best views in the region.
© Michele Falzone/AWL Images


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