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Climbing on the rocks of Meteora is the ultimate climbing challenge for an experienced climber. The region of Meteora is located in Trikala, in Central Greece. Meteora is a collection of medieval monasteries built on steep sandstone rocks. The monks of these monasteries were the first who performed extreme sports in the area, since the only way of reaching a monastery, built on the top of the rock, was climbing. Having found a way of reaching the monasteries, the monks of Meteora came up with a much easier way of “transformation”. Instead of climbing they were using a small net, which was attached to a rope. One of the monks was at the top of the rock and was pulling the rope transferring people and food that was wrapped in the net. The rocks of Meteora rise over 400 meters above the Peneas valley and the small town of Kalambaka. Climbing in Meteora is an outstanding and unique adventure, as it requires determination and an excellent level of fitness. This “once in a lifetime” experience can be a priceless opportunity to explore an interesting combination of rivers, forests & mountains through very different landscapes,in the region of Trikala. Except for climbing, the region of Meteora is an outstanding destination for performing activities such as paragliding and mountain biking. The high altitude of the Meteora rocks along with the valley, where the rocks are located, make a perfect combination for those seeking to jump of the edge of a rock and enjoy a short “fly”.

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