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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Most touristique of all the monasteries visited but very informative and still very beautiful. Excellent views over Kalabaka.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Most touristique of all the monasteries visited but very informative and still very beautiful. Excellent views over Kalabaka.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Megalo Meteoro Monastery is very interesting in many aspects. Built as it is at the top of rocks, one has to climb about 400 steps to reach it. It is worth the effort. The church of the Monastery with its frescoes , the museum, all the dwellings used by the monks at older times... But what was a unique experience... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A must see!!! The monasteries were the most amazing part of our entire visit to Greece. They are almost magical built somehow on the tops of cliffs. Beautiful views and quite astonishing to see. There are others near it so be sure to see them all if possible.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Meteoro is the place far more attractive them even Athens itself.Be sure to take the train to there,spend a night and train back.It's worth the time and small expense incurred-believe me.

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st. louis, mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

there are a lot of steps to climb down and up, but it's worth it, both for the structures themselves, lovingly restored, and for the amazing views. even the large numbers of tourists can't take the shine off these testimonies to faith.

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Star707, Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This 14th century monastery is the most visited in Meteora because of its accessibility. It celebrates the transfiguration of Christ and is the largest of the six monasteries in this location. It is said that some monks from Mount Athos in Greece were searching for a "quieter" place in which to meditate and founded Meteora because of the possibility of... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This monastery is the biggest and the most crowded one. It is situated closely to the others and also have some stairs. However, the different here is there is small church insude with nice frescoes. In fact they are beautiful and it's worth seeing them.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

one of a kind,... amazing place, ready for some climbing on good shoes ;-) But once you get there, what you see will compensate for hardships !!!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The largest monastery, has several very nice historical exhibits. Greek history, background on the monastery, ancient manuscripts. Popular with tours in the morning, afternoon is best time to visit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very impressive. Unique area and sites. Definitely worth the climb up many stairs. Did not get chance to see any other monasteries but was told if could only see one this should be the one.

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Thessaly  >  Trikala Region  >  Kalambaka

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