Abodes of Hermit Monks, Meteora, Greece.

These striking monasteries were largely inaccessible for all but a handful of hermit monks. Many still remain here, although the place hasn’t been kind to the isolation it once enjoyed.

Meteora boasts some of the most striking monasteries that were largely inaccessible and only suitable for hermit monks until recent times. Many of them still remain here, although from what I could tell, the place has not been too kind when it comes to the isolation it had once enjoyed. I had to visit several of these to find out that the primary means of conveying people and goods from these continue to be through precariously hung baskets and ropes.

These striking monasteries were largely inaccessible for all but a handful of hermit monks.