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Meteora

East of the Pindos Mountains | Just outside the village of Kastraki, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Mountains
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128 reviews 128 reviews
55 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We went to see the world famous monasteries and found much more! The monasteries are great (best I liked Varlaam, Agias Trias and Megalo Meteoras), I reviewed them separately. Besides this, the nature is unique: walking in the rock garden, hills and forests is very relaxing and special. The rocks, looking smooth from far away are quite rough and ideal... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A very unique place in this world that you have to see. You can start a nice hike from Kalambaka to the monastries. They are all more or less the same. Personally I advice you to go to the "James Bond" one which is not that easy to access (walk around the rock of 10min) and therefore there are no... More

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Albufeira, Portugal
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Meteora is one of the largest and most important monasteries complex in Eastern Christianity, surpassed only by Mount Acts. The six monasteries are built on sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern region of the Plain of Thessaly near the Peneus river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalabaka. The highest peak is located where a monastery... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

honestly this has to be one of the most interesting things i have every seen it is amazing monasteries on top of huge rocks it is unbelievable to see highly recommend seeing

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

On the top of mysterious and crazy shaped rocks, monks that tried to escape had built monasteries that seem to be a part of the rocks. Just beautiful. Amazing, The best part of the trip is just to travel in the area and admire the views from every possible angle. We entered the biggest monastery, which is very nice, For... More

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Pitesti, Romania
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Unique monasteries situated on the top of the rocks. All monasteries have fascinating and impressive history. The landscape is fabulous! I think that Grand Meteora is representative and not very difficult to reach. In August could be too hot for visiting!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, stunning views. No need to visit all 6 monasteries, we went to two and I guess they are pretty much similar, but the views are spectacular from the top as well as the drive from Athens via Delfi.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing and wonderful. Awesome, Unbelievable - if you are in this part of Greece, you must visit Meteora.

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buenos aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Incredible constructions, ancient monasteries built on the top of the pillars. Once only for monks, today good roads for tourist. Worth any effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Meteora passing by the charming little town of Kalambaka, Greece was an awesome experience. It is important to linger awhile instead of just passing through on a tour bus. We stayed overnight in a charming hotel and explored the town in the evening. Then early in the morning as the sun rise, was another amazing spectacle. With the beautiful... More

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