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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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Bristol
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The visual sights are stunning in such a weird and unusual setting. There are so many monasteries spread out over the area that it is impossible to visit them all in 1 day. Make sure you visit the Great Metereon monastery which is the largest.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A bit of a pain to get to, but well worth it. There is surely no other place like this on earth. The rock formations themselves were incredible, and the monasteries just made the all the more special. Beware, the nearby town of Kalambaka has all of its supermarkets closed on Sundays....

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a place to see for everybody, the panoramic scene is magnificent. For the ones that love to take good photos this is the perfect place. Dont go with the normal guided bus tours, hire a car and drive the road that goes all around Meteora to see all the monasteries from the different angels. Start the first day... More

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Rome, Italy
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If your travelling to. Greece then you must come to Meteora, the monasteries are wonderful, I was fortunate enough to talk to this old nun telling me some extra information and symbolism about the items I bought from the gift shop. I would highly recommend a visit to the Meteora area.

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Southlake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is an absolute MUST ! Photos could never begin capture the breathtaking beauty of The Meteora. There are a total of 6 monasteries built on top of (and into) 2 enormous mountains. It was built on natural sandstone pillars & is the 2nd largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. It's an absolutely beautiful, spiritual and peaceful place to visit.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing places on earth. Monasteries built on top of mountains, breathtaking views, hikes and just absolutely wonderful, lovely and fantastic for a visit.

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IL
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We visited most of the monasteries and found the holy trinity the most charming. Though only 140 steps, It's the steepest and hardest to get to. The location is amazing, no wonder this particular monastery was picked among them all for the James Bond movie. About 2 miles before that monastery there's a parking lot, covering the most beautiful panoramic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Must visit. The view was really amazing. The history of this place was really intresting. I love it this place is really wonderfull because you cam see amazing orthdox pictures.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Meteora over 2 days - and I wish we had spent more time there. The feeling I had spending time there touring the monasteries and meeting new people was very special. These locations are absolutely worth the price of admission. The amount of history and artistry in this area is remarkable. I would definitely recommend... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Came back from Sivota Greece a week ago.Loved the place and the food we were self catering and ate out every night.Loads of lovely taverners in the harbor and near our apartments all excellent.The beaches were shingely but the water was warm and the colour of the Caribbean sea.The highlight of my holiday was the trip to Meterora and has... More

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