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Autumn kisses. Meteora

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The Meteora is a huge cluster of dark rocks rising out of Kalambaka, near the first hills of Pindos and Chasia. The monasteries of Meteora, which is built on top of some rocks, is now the second most important group of monasteries in Greece after Mount Athos. Of the thirty who have been historically, currently operating only six, which from 1988 included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

The creation of the geological landscape, although it has occasionally employed many Greek and foreign geologists, not yet clearly understood. It is interesting that neither the Greek Mythology or ancient Greeks nor stranger historian has been reported in this area.

According to the theory of the German geologist Philipson, who visited Greece in the late 19th century, the creation of these huge boulders due to one deltoid cone river boulders and limestone rocks for millions of years pouring into areas covered then Thessaly. The geological changes of centuries and lifted aposfinosan this section, when the waters retreated in the Aegean. So later in the Tertiary period reached the Alpine folds of the Pindos mountain range, the cone is cut from the compact form of the individual creating smaller, ones that exist today, and among them the valley of the river Peneus.

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Comments (574)

jonas12611 on February 27, 2016

Like #571 for great capture of lovely Meteora scenery.
Greetings from Lithuania, Jonas.

Victor Gabriel on March 10, 2016

Dear friend, it is a fantastic picture. Very good composition!!! L&F. Greetings from Brazil, Victor

Odd Roar Aalborg on March 11, 2016

Όμορφο τοπίο. L573 + F271.

Yunus Yavuz on March 19, 2016

Wonderful photo! Very beautiful view! Lovely colors and composition. Well done. Like+Fav Greetings from Turkey. Yunus

Armin Menzer on March 24, 2016

Favorit! Herrliche Landschaft. Beste Grüße, Armin

Kamalakar Anthati on April 12, 2016

Beautiful View,Excellent shot, LIKE +FAVORITE 575,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

Efstathios tav on April 28

Α+Α Πανέμορφο τοπίο, Καλό Πάσχα με υγεία!

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Νίκος,

ένα πανέμορφο τοπίο!

YSL 273/577

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τη Γερμανία και σας εύχομαι ένα ωραίο βράδυ,


Nabin Basnet on May 25

wonderful picture and well captured. LIKE/FAV and greetings,Nabin

photosofghosts on June 1

Beautiful landscape with nice warm tones, l+f !!
Greetings from Italy

armatriche on June 9

Outstanding photograph!! Just perfect!! L&F!! Friendly greetings armatriche

bonavista on June 14

Yeah,Meteora is amazing at all seasons! Like a lot!

Friendly greetings,Andrey

oleg peronkov on June 14

LIKE/FAV. Почти библейский сюжет.

Ravensoord on September 22

Beautiful view you captured here Nikolas! ysl

Friendly greeting,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 24, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ150
    • Taken on 2012/11/26 13:37:30
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 11.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash