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Apart from the huge cultural, religious and natural interest of Meteora, it is also one of the best regions in Greece for climbing. More than 50 rocky towers are waiting for those who like this sport. The history of climbing in this place dates back from the ancient times, when the ihnabitants of ancient Aeginio found shelter here, in order to avoid attacks from bandits.

Even Athanasios Meteoritis, the monk who was the founder of Megalo (Great) Meteoro, and as a consenquence the founder of this monastic comunity, can be considered a climber.

*If you want to read more about the history of climbing at Meteora, just check THIS PAGE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Climbing the rocks that have a monastery on top, is stricly PROHIBITED, and everyone respects this rule.

*** 5 MORE PHOTOS FROM METEORA***:

Shadows of Meteora reflected
Varlaam monastery from the Great Meteoro
Faith moving mountains
NATURE: a sculptor or a painter?
Meteora panorama

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