New smartphone app opens famed Greek Monasteries to the world

Locked-down would-be tourists who are longing to visit Greece can still enjoy the magnificent views of the Meteora monasteries and even walk alongside the monks of Mount Athos using a new app called “VR Pilgrim.”

Just by using their own smartphone, tourists can enjoy 360-degree views of two of Greece’s most spectacular sites, the Meteora monasteries and the twenty monasteries atop Mount Athos, Greek Reporter noted.

Commenting on the VR Pilgrim app, Starets Kirill, Archimandrite of the cell of St. Nicholaos Halkias on Mount Athos, who was involved in the filming process, said “Two years ago, when we blessed VR Treasures for the creation of a virtual library about the treasures of Athos, no one could imagine how relevant this would become.

“In today’s situation, VR Pilgrim is the only opportunity to see the holy places with your own eyes,” the Archimandrite adds.

In the case of Mt. Athos, which only accepts male pilgrims as visitors, this is indeed a rare chance for females to view the stunning monastic buildings constructed atop the mountainous crags of the peninsula.

The VR Pilgrim app is available for download at Google Play and the App Store.

Photo courtesy: Facebook / VR Piligrim

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