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Meteora

Address: | Just outside the village of Kastraki, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Surrey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I had not even heard of this area before my visit. On a cruise, a friend told me that it was a must see and I am so glad I did. We went on a bus tour with limited time at each monastery but there were also lots of visitors with their own transportation and unlimited time.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. When we went there in October it rained for 3 days non-stop so taking pictures was a pain indeed. However, the foggy weather created beautiful views.

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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Meteora is a complex of six monasteries built over spectacular rocks over the city of Kalambaka, in the Thessaly region, in Greece. Four of them are monk monasteries and two are nun cloisters. All of them have a specific visiting hours and a certain day of the week that are closed. You are adviced to visit them early in the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

first time i was years ago and also 2014 again i found it so spectcular !!!!! i would sugest to visit all 5 monasteries but also the rock formations ..... there are some shops around for souvenirs also try to eat in the local restaurents and not oin the hotels the food is muuuuchhch better and of course donnt miss... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I visited Meteora on New Year's day, when there was unusually took weather, wind, and ice on the ground. Even with the poor weather, Meteora was fantastic. Getting around was as simple as arranging for a taxi through the hotel for 20 euro per hour. Driving between six of the monasteries and entering two of them took under an hour... More 

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Boxford, MA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Meteora is a region of Greece known for its concentration of spectacular monasteries perched on dramatic mountains. These were built by monks who wanted more secure locations and thus situated them on the tops and sides of steep rocky mountains. It takes your breath away, both literally and figuratively, when you visit. Many can be reached by a road that... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Amazing monasteries and such talent and skill to build them on rock tops! Girls should wear long skirts as it is a rule to enter but a beach covering made into a skirt works too! Great history and amazing architecture!

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Meteora is really a unique landscape.Monasteries perched on rocks with bridges to cross...visiting them gave us a feeling like we were in some fairytale location Too bad we went on a rainy/misty day so was not able to get excellent views

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

try to visit as many monasteries as you can! they are all amazing! take lots of photos! girls you need a long skirt!!! dont forget to visit kalambaka, the city underneath meteora to taste the local cuisine!

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Annecy, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I first visite the Meteora moasteries in 1957 at a time when few tourists came in view of the rough road and lack of hotels. 57 years later, in September 2014, I returned with my niece and despite the still numerous visitors (mostly from tours and cruises from Athens), the place is still unique and breathtaking. We stayed for 3... More 

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