Greece – August 2016
The Meteora Monasteries are located in Greece, about 4 hours from Athens, next to the town of Kalambaka. There are six remaining out of the 26 original ones. The amazing thing about these monasteries is that they were built on top of almost inaccessible rock pillars by hermit monks who were seeking retreat from the Turkish occupation in the 14th century. They are accessible now by car but you still have to climb hundreds of stairs to reach each one of them. The view of the monasteries is spectacular but the peacefulness that you feel when you visit them is even better.