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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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The monastery is a must to visit.be aware it is closed on a Tuesday.There are a quite a few steps to clmb

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I believe this is the largest monastery and feels the most touristic. Complete with directional signage etc. It has some interesting sites including a room full of skulls and a rather usually placed WWI and WWII display of propaganda posters from the Greece/Italy conflicts. Worth a visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The monastery is a must to visit.be aware it is closed on a Tuesday.There are a quite a few steps to clmb

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I would recommend going to the smaller monasteries, although this one was neat. It was too crowded when we went.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Let's be honest, the surroundings are stunning. The monastery is old and beautiful. Do visit. Pick this one first and go fifteen minutes before it actually opens. You might have up to half an hour sharing the place with only one or two dozen others. Later in the day, the monasteries take in visitors by the coach load. The religious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one of the easier ones to get to. We just hopped on the bus that took us straight there. It is a little more crowded due to it's easy access but was still enjoyable. In addition to the views, I enjoyed the exhibit rooms inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A must-see and must-visit monastery that houses a museum with artifacts from Greece's involvement in various struggles in history. The monastery has extraordinary architecture and defies the imagination as to how the monks and hermits built these marvels on cliffs and caves of Meteora.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The largest of all the Monasteries. If you only have time to see one or two this is a must ! Lots of walking and stairs, wear good walking shoes. Packed with spectacular views and a ton of history. Small fee to enter if you are not Greek. Men need to wear pants and Ladies need to wear a skirt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If your in greece you should visit this beautiful place. Its like medival avatar world. Alot of history!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This one is the biggest of the monasteries from meteora, but it's also packed with tourists. Get there early in the morning before the busses come and then it becomes congested and not as 'serene' as the other ones. Plan to spend about an hour at least on this one as it has many rooms and things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We only had one day to spend in Kalambaka and are so glad we made the effort. We (mom and daughter) rented a car at Athens Int'l Airport - the 4 hour drive to Kalambaka was easy, roads were good, traffic minimal. Have coins ready to pay all the tolls -- around 20 Euro one way.t We would not recommend... More 

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