Crete: Moni Arkadiou

Crete, Moni Arkadiou
arkadiouMost foreign tourists visit Moni Arkadiou motivated by the beauty of the scenery highlighted in travel guides and postcards. They won’t be disappointed; it is exactly as shown in the photos, a mixture of Renaissance grandeur and rural charm. Cretans consider it a sacred place. What is odd is that they don’t venerate God or a Saint but freedom itself! Apparently the relationship between Cretans and religion is more complicated than expected

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Meteora, the seventh monastery

Greece, Meteora, Ypapantis Monastery
meteoraThey are only a few who go to visit Ypapantis, the seventh monastery of Meteora. The cause is that it is not easily accessible and that it opens only once a year (February 2), all other days can only be admired from the outside. For those who want to take a walk in the outdoors it is a great opportunity …

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Meteora, minor monasteries

Greece, Meteora, Roussanou Monastery
meteoraMinor so to speak, lets say that these are the ones that are probably best seen from the outside than inside, according to my humble opinion. In this post I present the other four inhabited monasteries, Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas, Roussanou, Agiou Stefanou and Agia Triada which became famous for having been the stage for shooting the James Bond movie, “For Your Eyes Only.”

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