Offbeat Traveler: Remote monasteries of Meteora in Greece
The six monasteries of Metéora are perched on rock pinnacles (in Greek, "Metéora" means "suspended in the air"), some built as high as 1,800 feet. The monasteries date as far back as the 14th century, when monastic living was embraced by the surrounding region. Though six remain, 24 were originally built.
-- Jason La
Holy Trinity Monastery
Fountain Valley resident Gene Minick captured this photo of Holy Trinity Monastery during a trip to Greece in May. It is one of several monasteries still in use.