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The rocks of Meteora are conglomerates: a mixture of smaller limestone pebbles cemented together. Although the rock looks smooth from far away, you will notice it is not a smooth rock when you are standing close.
The rocks were deposited here when the area south of Meteora was a lake and shallow sea.
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Meteora means “suspended in the air’. Meteora is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
A few scenes of the James Bond movie ‘For your eyes only’ were shot in Meteora.
The rockshapes of Meteora are quite peculiar but not unique in the world.
A similar shape of rock you find in the pelgrim site of Montserat, near Barcelona (Spain).
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