Meteora – monasteries on cliffs in Greece

Meteora – monasteries on cliffs in Greece

The Meteora (Greek:, lit. "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" — etymologically related to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of ...

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