Meteora (1988)
Greece

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In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these 'columns of the sky' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting.  

Greece 1994. The second stamp in a set of four Easter stamps, describing the main parts of the Easter Gospel. It is a frescoe from 1552, in the Monastery of Meteora. The other stamps in the set are icons and book paintings fromHeraklion and PĹatmos, respectively.

St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO Anniversary. Monastery of Rossanou, Meteora. St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO Anniversary. Monastery of Osios Varlaam, Meteora.

Both of the above St. Vincent-stamps are digitally cut out from a souvenir sheet containing eight different World Heritage stamps, dedicated to Greece. Click here to see the full sheet. The link will open in a new window. Scans by courtesy of Miomir Zivkovic (Serbia). 

St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1997. 50th Anniversary of UNESCO. Monastery of Meteora, Greece.

Other World Heritage Sites in Greece (on this website). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Greece-section, for further information about the individual properties.

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