All posts filed under “Monastaries

Florence

Florence was founded by ancient Romans in the 1st century BC and became an important commercial center during imperial times.  The most glorious period of Florentine history came centuries later during the period of the Republic of Florence and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Between […]

Hosios Loukas

After three glorious days in Athens, we set our sights north for a day of travel– first to Hosios Loukas, and the ruins of Delphi.  After a scenic mountain drive, we spent the morning visiting with the monks who tend the centuries-old monastery, learning the […]

Meteora

We had the opportunity to spend a day visiting a unique collection of monasteries that are literally built atop mountain peaks.  Located in central Greece, the Meteora monasteries are not only suspended in the air, they feel suspended in time.  We climbed many, many stairs […]