Meteora - Monasteries on the Top of Rock Pinnacles
Amazing Geological Phenomena
The Meteora, literally "middle of the sky", "in the heavens above" or "suspended in the air", is a formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills rounded boulders dominate the local area.
It is also associated with one of the largest 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.