Saint Claudia


"Saint Claudia" by Kathleen Warren, 16"x20" $300.

Where else in the world can you find gigantic fingers of sandstone reaching for the heavens? And where else can you find ancient monasteries, built to repel marauders and hide Greek cultural treasures? Here, in the western Thessaly region of Greece! Of the original 21 monasteries, only 6 remain, maintained by some 60 monks and nuns. The Holy Monastery of Saint Stephen, which sits some 528 meters in the air, is the subject of most of this series from Meteora. In 1988, UNESCO designated Meteora a World Heritage site, and in 1995 Greek Law proclaimed Meteora “a sacred site, unchangeable and inviolable.”