Anyone who has visited the monasteries of Meteora knows what a fascinating place it is. Earliest monastics were here by the 10th century or so, and the first monasteries were built in the 14th century. Since then the place has both seen and preserved Hellenic history, been a place of prayer and meditation, bombed by the Nazis, and served as a locale for a James Bond movie. We visited Barlaam and St. Stephens. It was a beautiful day for taking pictures, and HERE they are.