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Greece Part III: Meteora

Day number two of our bus tour was one of my favourites in Greece. Our second tour was to to the magnificent Meteora. As we approached the town beneath Meteora, after what felt like a lifetime that our tour guide had been telling us we would be arriving soon. After the third time I stopped believing that there was actually a hotel at all.. Anyways, the sandstone pillars in sight were very welcoming. Meaning of Meteora Meteora in Greek means, “suspended in air”, or “in the heavens above”, and wow does their name ever fit them. All of a sudden they seem to pop into the picture, they are unlike any other landscapes in Greece, or that I’ve seen anywhere. These pillars are believed to have formed 60 million years ago. On top of (literally) their magnificence, height, and beauty, there are six monasteries. Though we only visited three, it was enough. To me the best part was just witnessing the massive sandstone pillars that were formed so long ago, covered in green. So much …