Panorama of Meteora Rocks in Greece
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Meteora is not only a place of great natural beauty with its tall rising cliffs coming out of nowhere, but also one with interesting historical architecture in the form of medieval monasteries. While this panorama is looking down into the valley with Kastraki Village and Doupiani Rock in the back, four of the six active monasteries can be seen as well.
From left to right, there are Roussanou Monastery, which actually functions as a nunnery nowadays, St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery further in the back and Varlaam Monastery with the Great Meteoro Monastery right behind it on higher elevation. It comes to no surprise that the landscape and the monasteries are inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Have you ever seen a dramatic landscape with monasteries that compares to Meteora?