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METEORA, THESSALY, GREECE #1946A

The Monastery of Holy Trinity is in the cross-in-square type with the dome based in two columns, built in 1475-76 and decorated in 1741. The spacious barrel - vaulted esonarthex was founded in 1689 and decorated in 1692. A small skeuophylakeion was added next to the church in 1684.

The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" - etymologically similar to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

It lies at a distance of 105 kilometres from Ioannina, 285 from Thessaloniki, and 326 from Athens.

 

The filming of the James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only", starring Roger Moore, took place at this famous location.

 

Thanassis Fournarakos - Θανασης Φουρναρακος

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Athens, Greece

 

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