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Five Greek Island Monasteries Perched on Rocks

In older times, Christian monks were trying to build monasteries in places that were hidden or difficult to access in order to protect them...

Autonomous Polity of Mt. Athos Extends Lockdown Until April 20

The monastic community and autonomous region of Mount Athos announced on Wednesday that it will extend its ban on all visitors, including religious pilgrims,...

Mystery on Mount Athos: Woman’s Bones Discovered in Monastery

A group of scientists announced on Sunday in Thessaloniki that they had discovered bones "most certainly" belonging to a woman who was buried centuries...

Town of Kalambaka Seeks to Change its Name to Meteora, Mayor Tells

The municipality of Kalambaka, a town nestled at the foot of the unique Meteora district and the cluster of monasteries perched on their peak...

Awesome Secrets of Greece’s Hanging Rocks of Meteora [video]

How could anyone describe this astonishing geological phenomenon, the breathtaking landscape, the inspiration and spirituality felt, the awe for man’s achievements in an effort...

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