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Photographer's Note

Here you can see 2 of the major monasteries of Meteora (and if you could see the large version, you would also see a 3rd one in the distance, Agia Triada Monastery), the Varlaam monastery, on the left and Roussanou Monastery in the centre, surround by fog.

Varlaam monastery took its name by the first monk who climbed the 595 metres of the vertical rock in the 14th century, Varlaam, the one who built the first church on the rock. (although in the photo it seems that this rock is connected with the rest of the land, it's not true, the only way to reach there was to climb, nowadays you can reach through a bridge).

Roussanou monastery (or Agias Varvaras monastery) was established probably in 1388 by monks Necodemos and Benediktos.

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