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Meteora Monasteries. Kalambaka, Greece. These are real, inhabited buildings built right up to the edge of a nearly 1,000 foot cliff drop. The strange Greek mountain formations of the Meteora (Greek for "in midair") have been home to monks since at least the 11th century. Numerous monasteries cropped up throughout the rocks over the subsequent centuries, six of which are still in use and open to the public—assuming, of course, that the public has the fortitude to make the climb.

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No Photoshop trickery here! These are real, inhabited buildings built right up to the edge of a nearly foot cliff drop. The strange Greek mountain formations of the Meteora (Greek for "in midair") have been home to monks since at least the century.

Meteora – Kalabaka, Greece - Atlas Obscura

Meteora

Meteora – Kalabaka, Greece - Atlas Obscura

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, Greece

✮ Roussanou Monastery, Meteora, Greece (by castellucci). -- this was incredibly awesome. Anyone passing through Meteora needs to stop and see it.

Epirus & Meteora, Greece. Original Travel.

Epirus & Meteora, Greece. Original Travel.

Meteora may be one of my favorite spots in Greece. They used to pull the monks up in baskets. Do you know how they knew when to change the rope? When it broke silly! Glad I wasn't that monk.

Monastery of Holy Trinity, Meteora may be one of my favorite spots in Greece. They used to pull the monks up in baskets. Do you know how they knew when to change the rope? When it broke silly! Glad I wasn't that monk.

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