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The Breathtaking Heights of Meteora

 

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Meteora, Thessaly, Greece. It is one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in Greece. And one of the most impressive, visited by many tourists every year.

The impressive complex of six monasteries is located on the sandstone rock pillars. It was built by the monks, who inhabited area in the 9th century. They used ladders or huge nets to get up there. Only in 1920s the steps were cut into the rock and bridges between the towers were built.

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