PERIOD

Byzantine

Meteora

On the tops of the steep rocky masses, which were the result of a unique geological phenomenon millions of years ago, monks established sketes and “floating” monasteries as early as the 11th century, living in harmony with the imposing natural environment and under extremely difficult conditions. Nevertheless, the monastic community of Meteora is the largest in Greece after Mount Athos, while from the 14th to the 17th century, it became an important center of  literature, learning and arts.

Date of entry into UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites
1988

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