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Meteora is the second best known monastic settlement on the Greece teritory afther Athos Montain. Meteora is situated on the north-west parte of The Tesaly Plain not far away from the city of Kalambaka. This trend was incurred due to a cone-shaped delta, consisting of river stones and mud, which spilled into the old lake tessalic. After separation of massive geological mountains of Olympus and Osseor, lake waters were found locked in the Aegean Tembi valley. Then this massive delta-shaped to divide the huge stones and compact rocks with heights of up to 4,000 meters.
In present there are 24 monasteries some of them are now just ruins but other are still functioning.
 

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Wazling wrote on Apr 18, 2009:
I really must go there again. On my last greece trip, already 15 years agao, we didnt go there, wasnt on our route.
 
 
 
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¬†For the more curious ones there are several museums around the city that contains ancient artifacts that would surely leave impressions. The Theophilos Museum, otherwise known as the House of Kontos, is a stone built Noble House, which was built according to Greek folk architecture. The upper floor of the house is decorated with hall paintings of the renowned folk painter Theothilos Chatzimichael. In addition, the home of the historian Kitsos Markis, which displays the works of Theophilos Christopoulos and Byzantine artifacts, is opens to the public. Of course, the above mentioned are only a few of the galleries and museums within the... Read more »

 
 
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Visiting Meteoras in Greece - Nov 23, 2006, by zdanko
Near the city of Kalambaka lie those big monasteries carved into the rocks, called Meteoras. It's a wonderful pace, the landscape is amazing, there are loads of spots for picknick and hiking is a pleaseure here. The nuns up there in the... Read more »

Meteora experiences in Geece - Jun 12, 2009, by angel
There were a few organized trips from which we could choose during our stay. The first we chose was the trip to the Meteoras. The Meteora is a complex of six monasteries which are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. It is said that... Read more »

Visiting the icon workshop of Kalambaka - Jun 17, 2009, by angel
On our way to the Meteoras we stopped in this little town, Kalambaka. Here is an icon workshop. After we entered this building we saw on the walls many icons, masks and little statues as well. When everybody was in, a lady showed us how an... Read more »

 
 

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