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General description: The Meteora MonasteriesThe Meteora Monasteriesare a series of monasteries that have been built upon rock towers, 400m above the Peneas Valley in Kalambaka. They are thought to have been built between the 11th and 15th centuries and the rocks are thought to be created 1000 years ago. Hermit monks constructed the first monastery before nuns came to build too
The name was derived from a Greek contraction meaning “suspended in the air".
Although 24 were originally built only 6 remain: the Holy Monastery of the Great Meteoro or (the Transfiguration of Jesust), the Varlaam Monastery, the Saint Stephen Monastery, the Holy Trinity Monastery, the Saint Nicolas Anapafsas Monastery and the Roussano Monastery. Some still serve a religious function, though they are now only sparsely populated by monks and nuns.
It is now a UNESCO World Heriage Site and one of the most unique places in Greece. Tourists can visit the monasteries by climbing and hiking the paths and peaks.
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The Meteora Monasteriesby Jürgen in September 15