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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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This is arguably the place with the best views around the area of Meteora and the biggest of the six monasteries that can be visited. It's also very well maintained - obviously... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Very good, on a day that is not too busy. On a busy day, parking makes this very difficult. Peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is arguably the place with the best views around the area of Meteora and the biggest of the six monasteries that can be visited. It's also very well maintained - obviously, most of the maintenance has been made for visitors rather than monks, but it somehow keeps its character (we visited on a day with very few other tourists).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have visited Thessaloniki and stayed at Paralia Katerini. Hotel (Mediteranean Princess) was nice, straff was friendly, food was OK. Wonderful weather, everything was fine. Glad with the guide (Hristina), shared a lot on Ancient and modern Greece, skillful driver (he had tough situations to park the bus at convenient places). If you travel from Bulgaria, just avoid Panda travel... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I did the Meteora half-day tour, and our first monastery stop was Megalo Meteoro. It is the largest of the monasteries and is simply amazing; I could not stop asking myself how a structure like this could exist at the top of a pillar of rock. Women are required to wear a skirt to enter, but these are provided. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well worth the time. From certain points you can see at least 3-4 peak top monasteries at a time. Great photo opportunities!!! The two monasteries we visited had outstanding examples of Byzantine art and were just interesting to view their way of life. Highly recommend the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Infinitely many steps, entering through the low door, tunnel, then again stairs. At the top of the entrance to the monastery, the monastery kitchen from the Middle Ages. Beautiful monastery, sing the liturgy and the smell of incense filled up with beautiful views of the surrounding Kalambaka and monasteries are worth every effort.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is like an open monestary to tour in. They have 3 museums inside. One church. A viewing deck. Old kitchen. And a storage of skulls of the dead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So beautiful scenery. Take the walking tour to some of the monastery and some you can drive to. Stay in Kalambaka an extra day and some adventure tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very suggestive place, I have been here making an autdoor tour of all monasteries, it's nice to see all the monasteries on the top of the hills, you don't need to visit every monastery inside, ust one it's enought.

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Long Beach, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unbelievable site to see. High up on the cliffs you find these monasteries. So much culture to take in. Incredible to view these ancient buildings, and to figure out how the built all this high in the rocks. A must see if your in Greece.

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