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The Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "levitating") are monasteries built on spectacular natural rock pillars. They are located in north-eastern Greece, on the edge of the Pindus Mountains and are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The religious nature of the location dates to the 11th century CE, when a few hermits settled upon the cliffs.

Construction was begun on the cloisters in the 15th century. They were intended as places of refuge in troubled times and access to them was thus made extremely difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or a windlass and rope system attached to a net.
In the 1920s, steps were cut into the rock, making the complex accessible via a bridge from the nearby plateau. Only a few monasteries are left now, tended by a few monks and nuns and visited by many tourists. The monasteries now serve as museums.
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I sow this little cementary on the edge of rock nearby one of Meteora. Was calm and peaceful. I don't know who is burried there but it doesn't matter. It is the best place to memorialize someones live.

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