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Greece, Meteora

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Location Prefecture of Trikala, Region of Thessaly, Greece
Coordinates N39 43 0.012 E21 37 59.988
Property 272 ha
Date of Inscription 1988

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/455 )

In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these 'columns of the sky' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting.

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