The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron - This is the largest of the monasteries located at Metéora*. It was erected in the mid-14th century AD and was the subject of restoration and embellishment projects in 1483 and 1552. The building serves as the main museum for tourists. The Katholikon (main church), consecrated in honour of the Transfiguration of Jesus was erected in the middle of 14th c. and 1387/88 and decorated in 1483 and 1552.
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*The Metéora (Greek: "Μετέωρα", lit. "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.
Studies suggest that the pinnacles were formed about 60 million years ago during the Paleogene Period.
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- Copyright: Theologos Tats (thiv56) (1628)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-02
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6D DL Macro Super
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-16 7:10