Top spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.249) Meteora: The towering sandstone rock pillars in Greece

01-08-2023

(WorldKings.org) The name "Meteora" means "suspended in air", and this is a fitting description for these incredible rock formations.

Meteora is a group of towering sandstone rock pillars in Greece. They were formed millions of years ago, when the area was covered by a sea. The seabed was made up of layers of sand and silt, which were then compressed over time. The weight of the sediment caused the layers to buckle and fold, creating the tall pillars that we see today.

 

The pillars were then exposed to the elements, which eroded them into their current shape. Rainwater and wind have carved away at the sandstone, creating caves, overhangs, and other features. The pillars have also been worn down by the passage of time, making them appear slenderer and delicate.

 

The landscape of Meteora is one of the most unique and beautiful in the world. The towering pillars rise up from the surrounding plains, creating a sense of awe and wonder. The monasteries that have been built on top of the pillars add to the sense of mystery and magic.

 

Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Visitors can hike to the top of the pillars, explore the monasteries, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

 

According to the Internet


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