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Minyans, the story behind the myths (Part 1)

Minyans, the story behind the myths (Part 1)

Minyans 2014-12-15T13:05:40+00:00

Proto-Greeks in the prehistory When we were kids, we were hearing stories of great realms, heroes and kings that once existed in our forgotten distant past. These early inhabitants of prehistoric Greece lived and thrived more than 5,000 to 6.000 years ago. A faint memory of their existence survived inside our legends and in the

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Η κλιματική αλλαγή τα τελευταία 2000 χρόνια και τα Μετέωρα

Η κλιματική αλλαγή τα τελευταία 2000 χρόνια και τα Μετέωρα

Blog thumbnail 2014-11-19T12:19:52+00:00

Οι επιστήμονες που ασχολούνται με την κλιματική αλλαγή τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες, μέσα από επισταμένες μελέτες και αναλύσεις στοιχείων που έχουν συλλέξει από πολλές διαφορετικές πηγές, όπως δείγματα από αρχαίους πάγους της Ανταρκτικής ή από κορμούς υπεραιωνόβιων δέντρων,έχουν καταφέρει να ανασυνθέσουν με αρκετή ακρίβεια τις παγκόσμιες κλιματολογικές συνθήκες που επικρατούσαν κατά το παρελθόν. Η εικόνα που

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The legend of the Dragon’s Cave

The legend of the Dragon’s Cave

Dragons-cave 2014-08-05T12:11:43+00:00 , ,

There is a story told to all children in the area about the old times when a Dragon used to leave inside a huge cave underneath the Varlaam monastery. The dragon each night used to go to the near village of Kastraki to feed on the people and their livestock. People became very desperate and

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The Hermits of Meteora

The Hermits of Meteora

monk-Varlaam 2014-05-06T12:05:03+00:00 , , , ,

The Holy Meteora, one of the most admirable and awe-inspiring sceneries in the world, with their gigantic rocks reaching heights of more than 600 meters, so many centuries ago it was formed here one of the most important monastic communities of Greece. On top of these exposed to weather elements peaks of Meteora and in

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St George the Mandilas, the origins of a 300 years old Meteora tradition

St George the Mandilas, the origins of a 300 years old Meteora tradition

Blog thumbnail 2014-04-23T11:55:45+00:00

Saint George was a Greek who became an officer in the Roman army. His father was the Greek Gerondios from Cappadocia Asia Minor and his mother was the Greek Polychronia from the city Lyda. Lyda was a Greek city from the times of the conquest of Alexander the Great (333 BC), now in Israel. He

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The Great Meteoron monastery

The Great Meteoron monastery

Great-Meteoro-monastery-drone 2014-04-14T11:47:34+00:00 , , , ,

Definitely the biggest and one of the most impressive monasteries in Meteora is the Holy Monastery of Transfiguration of Jesus, best known as Great Meteoron. The monastery was constructed on top of the biggest rock named accordingly “Platis lithos” or “Wide Rock”, having a total area of more than 50 acres and height reaching more

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