24 May 2013

#248 Athens, Greece

The Metéora (GreekΜετέωραpronounced [mɛˈtɛoɾɐ], 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 Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under criteria I, II, IV, V and VII.

Property No #455

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1988

Thank you, Despina !

Sent on: May 9, 2013
Received on: May 21, 2013

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