welovegreece_

Athens by Reuben Hernandez

_H9A8832.jpg

Old stuff, since 495 B.C.

Meteora, Greece by Reuben Hernandez

_H9A8455.jpg
_H9A8497.jpg
_H9A8429.jpg
_H9A8586.jpg
_H9A8686.jpg
_H9A8570.jpg

Meteora, Greece is one of the most fascinating and spectacular places I have ever visited. It's a four hour drive north of Athens and has an incredibly rich history. Meteora translates as "suspended in the air".

Caves in Meteora were inhabited continuously between 50,000 and 5,000 years ago and the monks settled here in the 11th century. The monasteries were built in the 14th - 16th centuries and the monks found the inaccessible rock pillars an ideal refuge from the expanding Turkish occupation, and the area was also attacked by the Nazis during WWII. 

Today all of the monasteries pictured above are still functioning monasteries. I recommend ditching your car and exploring the region by foot. 

Elafónisos, Greece by Reuben Hernandez

IMG_0794.JPG

Monemvasia, Greece by Reuben Hernandez

_H9A8339.jpg

Big life moments that remain in the memory bank forever

(at Monemvasía, Greece)

by Katherine Yaksich

Secret spot, only accessible by boat

(at Loutró, Khania, Greece)

Secret spot, only accessible by boat (at Loutró, Khania, Greece)

by Katherine Yaksich

Feet won’t touch the ground 

(at Falassarna, Crete, Greece)

Feet won’t touch the ground

(at Falassarna, Crete, Greece)

by Katherine Yaksich

The trek over that ridge was worth it 

(at Balos, Crete)

The trek over that ridge was worth it
(at Balos, Crete)