Included in our trip to Greece was a side trip to Meteora and its monasteries. The landscape was stunning with these huge pinnacles of rock protruding from the earth; mind-boggling to think how that even happened. But even more spectacular were the monasteries built on the sides and tops of these protrusions of rock. To learn about the efforts of the monks who built them, sometimes over decades, was inspiring. While getting to Meteora is a journey (it's several hours north of Athens), it was very much worthwhile. Anyone traveling to Greece should consider adding this to their itinerary!