These Incredible monasteries were constructed in Central Greece, to the north west of the Thessaly Plain. The existence of the near Pindus Mountains and the Pineios River combine to make the location for the Meteora Monasteries even more spectacular.‘Meteora’ is a Greek word meaning suspended in the air, so it is no wonder that these amazing monasteries have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status in credit of their unique beauty.
Suspended high up in the cliff-tops of Greece, the Meteora Monasteries facilitated numerous purposes for the ascetic monks who built them. These monasteries were distant enough that only the most devoted followers tried to reach them. Today thousands of travelers make the journey to these unbelievable monasteries which are balanced on thin pillars of rock hundreds of meters up in the air.