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Meteora, Ayia Trias Monastery (Monastery of the Holy Trinity) - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Meteora (near Kalambaka). Nom Trikala, Fessalia, Greece.
The Meteora consists of a group of six monasteries perched on a cluster of detached precipitous rocks. This group of monasteries represent a rare example of monastic organisation and vernacular building as they existed in the 14th to 16th centuries, though very few religious now continue to live there.The monasteries provided refuge and kept Greek culture alive during the time that Byzantine culture was beginning to give way to and then succumb to Ottoman domination.
The monasteries are visited by both tourists and pilgrims. All are open daily and three have small museums.
This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1988.

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