Metéora

Thessaly, Greece

Metéora
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The Metéora is a set of six monasteries that were built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains.

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The word "Metéora" means "middle of the sky" or "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above". It is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos.

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