11th Century monasteries sit high above the rocks in Meteora, Greece. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of amazing beauty and divine grace, no more than an hour outside of Athens. Six Greek Orthodox monasteries look over the small town of Kalampaka, but many more monasteries, now closed, dot the hills and rocks surrounding it.
Meteora, which means “suspended in the air”, is an ideal place for hiking and mediating, but just three miles to the south is the Theopetra cave complex. These caves have evidence of human habitation over 50,000 years ago.
Cie McCullough Buschle | Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.