Sunset over the Monasteries of Meteora in Greece.

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Central Greece holds three utterly unmissable destinations. To the ancient Greeks, Delphi, the most visited, was the centre or 'navel' of the earth. It remains as magical as ever, with its superb archaeological site and magnificent scenery. The Meteora region, at the northwestern edge of the plain of Thessaly, is similarly breathtaking, with towering rocky outcrops topped by teetering monasteries (and rock climbers). And the beautiful Pelion Peninsula, beside the Aegean to the east, is criss-crossed with cobblestone paths that link lush mountain hamlets with beaches to rival the finest islands.


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Rock climbers facing the challenge of Meteora © Milos Bicanski / Getty Images

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Meteora beyond the monasteries: adventures in central Greece

Jan 5, 2016 • 4 min read

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