298-Meteora – Greece

The Metéora (“suspended rocks”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”) is one of the largest and most important complex of monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Peneios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Metéora is home to six monasteries and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. (stolen from the web)

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cliff9Only way you could get there was to mountain climb with ropes.

cliff8View of the monastery from Kalambaka.

cliff7View of Kalambaka from the monastery.

cliff6Visited this one, but not allowed to take photos inside.


cliff4Perched high so invaders could not reach you.

cliff3Enclave built in the side of this huge rock.

cliff2Elephant rock.

cliff1Only way you could get there was to mountain climb with ropes.