North of Athens near the town of Kalambaka lies the monasteries of Meteora. Perched high atop gigantic rocks these monasteries were built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The word "Meteora" roughly translates from Greek to "suspended between sky and earth." A wonderful day exploring the monasteries was topped off with a picnic of Greek food in the small mountain village of Metsovon.

Perched high on a rock over the road.

Large complex of buildings secure onhigh.

View of another large rock dominating the countryside.

Closeup of entry elevator.