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Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

Greece has many beautiful sights for you to check out while you are visiting the country. One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting some of the ancient, historical Greek monasteries. Here are ten...

Tinos: This Unique Greek Island Will Enchant You

The Greek island of Tinos is steeped in history and beauty and laced with sacred religious and historic sites, and history and art museums. Another charm of the island is that it is dotted with charming authentic Greek villages --...

Google 3D Navigation in Patmos Monastery

Anyone can now admire the beauty and treasures of the Patmos Monastery with just one click! Google users can now experience a very important accomplishment. Specials have mapped the Monastery of Apocalypse in digital format, making it possible for anyone across the globe to access and...

The Wild Magic of Meteora [Video]

Perched upon wild crags, the complex of Greek Orthodox monasteries called Meteora justify their name in Greek as each of the six monasteries looks like it is "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above." Built on natural sandstone...

Düsseldorf: Antiquarians Selling Stolen Relics from Greek Monasteries

The stolen images from Greek monasteries and churches of Epirus were identified recently in a gallery in Düsseldorf that had them for sale. The prefect of Epirus was informed of this illicit trade in Greek antiquities from the published photos...

Greek Monasteries Abound in History, Beauty

Religious tourism is one of the oldest forms of travelling and Greece has inspired travellers, whether for religious purposes or mere self-exploring, throughout the years with its rich tradition in religious sites. From the well-preserved Byzantine era churches to...