Below are today’s Fun Photo Favorites from Meteora:
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Our visit to Meteora this day included several of the monasteries still in use, including the Greater Meteoron and St. Stephan’s.
And, yes, it’s a tough trek both up and down those steep cliffs!
Just kidding. The monasteries we visited were readily accessible by bus, and only relatively short walks were necessary to get to the structures.
I would now like to take a moment to introduce you to one half of the neatest pair of people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting on any of our cruises. Pictured below is Tina Faulkner, a Future Cruise Consultant for Holland America. She is married to another Future Cruise Consultant, Thom Faulkner, who at the time of this cruise was serving with Holland America as the Cruise Director for the M.S. Prinsendam. They still serve together on Holland America ships, so if you run into them please say “hello” for Ursula and me, and get to know them. They’re a great couple of people.
Now for some more images of some of the monasteries we visited along with Tina Faulkner and others:
M.S. Prindendam arrived to Volos, Greece, on April 24. But over the next several days you won’t find photos of Volos in my upcoming articles, for Volos was not the destination we had in mind. Does the monastery above look a tad familiar? If you are a Roger Moore fan you’ve probably seen it before, in the film For Your Eyes Only. That is the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, and it’s located at our next destination — Meteora.
At its peak, Meteora was home to some 24 monasteries. Today only six remain active, housing as of 2015 some 41 nuns in two m0nasteries and around 15 monks in the other four.
One of the preserved examples is the St. Nicholas Anapausas Monastery seen here:
Now for some more images from Meteora: