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The Grand Monastery

This is the largest one of them all; and I think has the most steps up!
Up to the Monasteries

June 30th 2012
Set off in the morning for the long hike around the monasteries. What makes this worth not having a car is the fact that you can follow the monopatia, or the monk's paths that wind through the forest. These were once secretive routes that connect all of the major monasteries, and, as the name implies, were followed by the monks. Meteora is a series of monasteries that these monks built on the ... read more
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