Monasteries of Meteora

When my wife and I were finalizing the images for our Nikon 1 eBook, The Little Camera That Could, we reviewed our photographs from Greece including ones from the monasteries of Meteora. Seeing these images again brought back some great memories as this was one of our favourite locations in Greece. I thought readers may enjoy seeing some of these photographs.

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Our visit to the Meteora area was part of a two-week trip to Greece, the first half of which was on a guided bus tour.

Both the scenery and the architecture are quite spectacular in this part of Greece.

Its no wonder that one of these monasteries,  The Holy Trinity Monastery (image above), was used in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, which starred Roger Moore.

Some of the monasteries are open to the public. You will need to check the schedules of various monasteries in advance or go on a guided tour. Once inside, some of the monasteries have incredible views.

You will also be treated to some interesting architecture and details.

My eye always seems to be attracted to mechanical things like what appears to be some kind of gear-crank below.

Walking up and down the steep staircases can be both scenic and physically demanding at times.

My wife and I both enjoyed strolling through the grounds of the monasteries and taking in the craftsmanship, courtyards, and gardens.

If we were ever fortunate enough to visit Greece again, we would definitely spend more time in the Meteora area.

It is one of the most unique and beautiful places we have ever had the pleasure to visit.

All of the images in this article were captured hand-held using a Nikon 1 V2 with either the 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD kit zoom or 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 wide angle zoom.

All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11/ PhotoLab, CS6 and the Nik Collection.

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