Meteora is a breathtaking area to visit in Greece, located not far from Athens. Most notable for 24 monasteries that monks built on cliffs high in the sky during the 14th century, this place if perfect for those interested in history and adventure.

In ancient times these monasteries were only accessible by climbing or pulling supplies up with rope, which kept the monks safe during wars and other conflict.

Today, Meteora offers visitors a rich history of the monasteries and the original caves that the monks settled in hundreds of years ago, along with adventure for all levels of rock climbers and hikers.

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Region
Europe
Country
Greece 
Category
Mixed
Name
Meteora
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(v)(vii)
Year of Registered
1988
Keyword
Registered in 1988