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Snow-capped Meteora #2

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Snow-capped Meteora #2

Snow falls and has blanketed the Holy Trinity abbey in Meteora, Greece. In Greek it is called “Haghía Triáda” monastery. It was built in 1362 AD or earlier near the top of a rock formation bearing the same name and rising to an elevation of 1,870 feet (570 m). The Greek flag flying. One can use the 149 steps (carved in the rock in 1925) in order to ascend to the Holy Trinity monastery.

Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Holy Trinity on Monday following Pentecost or Whit Sunday (Pentecost occurs 50 days after Resurrection, aka Easter).

Meteora is the name of the group comprising many impressive and lofty rock formations: The height of the sandstone megaliths ranges between 1,000-2,067 ft (300-630 m). The rock masses were formed 60 million years ago, are geologically unique and listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.

Posted by ioannis_papachristos on 2021-01-19 16:16:38

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