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The sandstone cliffs of Meteora are situated at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river. They are famous for the Greek Orthodox monasteries, which are built on some of this sandstone rock pillars. The cliffs are up to 500 metres high and are famous for rock climbing as well. In the area, there are around fifty massive towers of rock, divided into several groups.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Greece 1940 sandstone cliffs of Meteora stamp

Greece 1940, sandstone cliffs of Meteora.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Greece 1942 sandstone cliffs of Meteora stamp

Greece 1942, sandstone cliffs of Meteora. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Greece 1961 sandstone cliffs of Meteora stamp

Greece 1961, sandstone cliffs of Meteora. 

 

Maldives 1997, Agios Stefanos Monastery, Meteora
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of Unesco".
It was founded around 1400, less spectacular than the others, but it is the easiest monastery of Meteora to visit.

 

 Rossenou Monastery Meteora stamp

Dominica 1997, Rossenou Monastery.
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of Unesco".
The inscription "Monte Athos" is an error, depicted is Rossenou monastery in Metoroa.

Rossenou three-story monastery is located on a low rock and accessible by a bridge built of wood 1868 and replaced in more solid material in 1930.

 

St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1997
Monastery of the Holy Trinity.
The monastery were built on a rock cliff, which rise to a height of more than 400 metres above the plains of Meteora.
The miniaturesheet was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of Unesco".  

 

Meteora stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 1981 Greece

Greece 1981, sandstone cliffs of Meteora. 

 

Meteora stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2009 Greece

Greece 2009, sandstone cliffs of Meteora. 

 

 

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