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Meteora (Mountainous Monastery Complex) Description Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece, hosting one of the largest monastery complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, after Mount Athos. The six monasteries were built throught the 15th and 16th century with the oldest dating back to 1372. During the WWII, certain monasteries were bombed by the Nazi’s and many religious art treasure were stolen. The rock formation is dated up to 60 million years ago with an average height of 313 metres. Meteora is included since 1988 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Reviews When you see the rock formation one realizes the beauty of natural landscapes. When visiting the monastery complex one can experience the breathtaking views, so unique that you end up finding yourself in awe. The monasteries may be a local tourist attraction but they serve as the religious keepers of history and tradition. Visiting the monasteries can give you a broad idea of the byzantine era’s art due to the hagiographies dating back to the 13 th century. Practical information Address: Patriachou Dimitriou 2, Kalampaka (+)30 2432023820 info@visitmeteora.travel Admission: Adults: € 3,- Students: Free Website: www.infotouristmeteora.gr This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project code number: KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP 2016-1-NL01-KA219-02297