August 16, 2015

Varlaam Monastery, Greece

Photograph by Gary Arndt, National Geographic Your Shot

"When most people think of Greece, they think of the Acropolis in Athens or maybe the Temple of Delphi," writes Your Shot member Gary Arndt. "Those places are certainly great, but … when I think of Greece I now think of Meteora. The Greek Orthodox monasteries in the region are all jaw-dropping. You can’t help but wonder how [in] the world the monasteries were built, let alone how someone was able to climb up onto the rocks to begin with."

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