Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Hermitages

When the first monk came to Meteora in 985, he lived in a cave. This cave later became a system of hermitages, and then monasteries. Though some of the monasteries have been destroyed, others are open to the public (see posts below). In this particular case, a new monastery, Agios Antonios, was built right next to the age-old hermitages.

Ruins of an old monastery
Agios Antonios, next to the old hermitages

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Truly, I'm stupified.