Underrated Tourist Spots – Meteora, Greece | Today’s blog post is all about Meteora – spectacular rock formations topped with Greek Orthodox monasteries. ‘Metéora’ means “middle of the sky”. And that really nails it. A formation of immense monolithic pillars and hills-like huge rounded boulders dominates the reason half way between Thessaloniki and Athens. Some of them were chosen to be topped with Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the 14th century. Six monasteries are built on natural conglomerate pillars. But the construction was only a logical consequence of incredible 23,000 years of constant and violent inhabitation of the Meteora region. The oldest known example of a man-made structure here is a stone wall that blocked parts of the entrance to the nearby Theopetra cave. It was constructed as a barrier against cold winds. Don’t forget: by then the Earth was experiencing an ice age. Many old artifacts have been found within the caves near Meteora. No need to say: this underrated tourist spot is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Underrated tourist spots Meteora Greece. By Chili and Churp | © International Destinations | More Underrated Tourist Spots here.