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10 reasons why a day-trip to Meteora is not enough!

10 reasons why a day-trip to Meteora is not enough!

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Written by: Marina Yoveva If you are at all like me and love traveling the world, then surely you have heard of one of the most fascinating places on planet earth – Meteora. It’s one of the most breathtaking and historical destinations that remain today. That said, I’ve always been confused as to why people

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Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

Byzantine Empire, a thousand years of history

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The ancient city of Byzantium Byzantium or Byzantion was an ancient Greek colony founded in 667 BC by Dorian colonists who came from Megara, a city-state near Athens. The city of Byzantium, nowadays the Turkish city of Istanbul, took the name from the founder and leader of the expedition Byzas, son of Megara’s’ King Nisos.

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Athens to Meteora by train

Athens to Meteora by train

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Planning for a trip from Athens to Meteora by train? In the following post, we give a list of important “Things to Know” before the rail trip, for the best possible planning of your visit to Meteora by train.   The Greek rail system  Generally speaking, trains are very convenient, safe and one of the

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Meteora and the Eastern Christian monastic tradition

Meteora and the Eastern Christian monastic tradition

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The monks of Meteora Meteora it’s a place of central mainland Greece with immense rock formations, some of them rise 400 meters above the ground. They seem like they remain suspended between heaven and earth! For the past 1000 years, Meteora gave shelter to those who wished to retreat from this earthly world and to

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The Byzantine church of Meteora, Templars and hidden symbols (Part 2)

The Byzantine church of Meteora, Templars and hidden symbols (Part 2)

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Knights Templars and the church’s hidden history In Part 1 we discussed the connection of the Byzantine church in Kalambaka with the local mythology, the ancient religion, and the general historical context in which the Knights Templars left evidence of their presence here at Meteora. In this part, we’ll present exclusively and for the first

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Winter is here!

Winter is here!

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What you should know before visiting Meteora this winter. Winter has arrived without any further delays! The first snows already cover the nearby mountain tops, making Meteora more mystical for this winter season of 2018/2019. And while the “long night” and the “White-Walkers” mentioned in the “Game of Thrones” lore haven’t made any dramatic appearance

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