Holy Trinity Monastery, Meteora, Greece

Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) Monastery is the most difficult one to access and therefore records the least number of tourists. There is a long pathway which takes to the base of this peak; from there you have to climb 140 steps approx carved to the sides of the peak to reach the monastery. The views are mesmerizing! The monastery existed since 1362, mentioned in scriptures and inscriptions. There is a mention somewhere that it took 70 years to carry up the building materials to the top of the peak.

This is the third oldest among all the religious houses of Meteora. The main cathedral on the peak was constructed in the 15th century. It was decorated with frescoes in 1741 by two monks. The wall-paintings surviving today are the work of the hagiographers Antonios the priest and his brother Nicolaos. A trivia connected with this monastery is: Part of it was used as the setting for the final scenes of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

The effort to reach the top was worth it. Lovely setting; understandable why this was chosen as a film location. The view below and around is terrific. It is a small monastery, the tour inside gets over very fast but we whiled away some more time soaking in the peace of the place. 

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I paused to look back and was amazed at the distance I covered.

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The view exactly below, they looked like tiny giant mountains.

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35 Responses

  1. Amazing,
    Awesome photos

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    absolutely amazing!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    I can only repeat what the others have written — such an incredible and amazing place!! So beautiful! Your captures are superb as always and the next best thing to being there!! Have a great new week, Indrani!!

  4. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, what a cool place to visit.. Amazing scenes and views.. Awesome photos, thanks for sharing your trip!

  5. I really enjoy 'this travel'. An amazing place! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Yes, an incredible and amazing place!
    Great post, Indrani!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Wow – fabulous view and gorgeous shots.

  8. I loved those tiny giant mountains.. Nature is an amazing artist 🙂

  9. Hello Indraniji , what a cool place to visit.. Amazing scenes and views. some mechanical systems can be arranged there to make this stress free and easy reachable . They are not willing to do this ? They are not willing to increase the number of tourists ?

  10. What a Amazing Photo's and great job……

  11. Mridula says:

    I have fallen in love with your pictures from Meteora.

  12. Love the shots as usual… they are brilliant, In 🙂

  13. Alexa T says:

    Wonderful views, amazing place to visit, indeed! Thanks for sharing at Our World! Have a nice week ahead!

  14. lovely images. I am fascinated by your Greece Trip Indrani 🙂

  15. Stunning pics!Must have been scary and arduous to walk along the pathway at such high altitude.

  16. i b arora says:

    amazing pics, as always

  17. D.Nambiar says:

    Another rocky attraction! Amazing sight and amazing views.
    Indrani, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    Love places like this!

  18. Viola says:

    Oh my.. this is awesome! What a lovely place on the unique rocks! And the unique stairways! And I love the different stones that are showing up in the monastery, beautiful!
    🙂

  19. this shud be read and viewed at leisure…bookmarked !!

  20. Aweosme … In the last post I used words like stupendous, astounding…. now what ..speechless ?

    Perfect setting for a murder mystery , reminding me of 'Death in Holy orders' by PD James despite the diametrically different setting …
    Nature is looking dangerously beautiful here, the 'tiny giant' mountains , and the solitary monastery surrounded by rising rocks n boulders….. Breath taking .

  21. a Rat says:

    Awesome pictures Indrani 🙂

  22. You are lucky to have visited this place. Awesome location.

  23. Click says:

    Wow, that looks like an incredible place to visit. Lovely photos as well.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  24. Wow! Fabulous photos. We've not visited this part of Greece but certainly have it on our 'must see' list!

  25. Wow! This is like…unbelievable 🙂

  26. Jeevan says:

    wow! fabulous indeed… glad you took the trouble to feel mesmerized overall. I remember seeing this place in some information channel.

    truly a man-made wonder

  27. Sudhir R says:

    Unbelievable setting!

  28. Great narrative, and amazing pics.

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