Meteora - one of the largest monasteries in Greece , renowned primarily for its unique location on the cliff tops.
In 1988, the monasteries were included in the World Heritage List . By administrative division of the Church enters the metropolitan Stag and Meteor Hellenic Orthodox Church.
Meteora is located in the mountains of Thessaly in northern Greece , in the north of the nome of Trikala . They are in the mountains Khasia ( Pindos mountain range ) near the River Pinios 1-2 kilometers north of the town of Kalambaka (former Stag ) and 21 kilometers north- west of the city of Trikala .
Six existing Orthodox monasteries are located on the tops of the grand cliffs located on a flat surface Thessalian plain. Cliffs reach a height of 600 meters above sea level and is a rare geological phenomenon.
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