Meteora, Suspended in Air (Video)

Panorama of the Meteora valley

The Metéora, literally «middle of the sky», «suspended in the air» or «in the heavens above» -etymologically related to meteorology- is one of the most spectacular and unique rock formations in the world. Immense monolithic pillars and hills like huge rounded boulders dominate the local area.

It is also associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second in importance 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.

 

Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The nearest town is Kalambaka.

Position on the map

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