Photographer's Note

MIDDLE OF THE SKY - High on the rocks are the Meteora monasteries of central Greece. Worth a half-day visit indeed. There are six Greek Orthodox monasteries atop of the rocks to visit.

The sandstone peak monasteries were built in the 14th and 15th centuries during a time of instability. There were 24 monasteries by 1500, but only six survive today.

They remain fairly out-the-way of mass tourism, and can be a visited without human infestation if you go early in the day. I was surprised to visit via my usual Hertz auto early in the morning having travelled two hours from my Pelion hideaway in the cool mountains of the Aegean to being the first visitor, although a tour bus did turned up later to spoil the serenity. In the early morning with no one around the place was heaven on the warm clear morning.

Anyway the place makes for a few stunning shots.

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