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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Breathtaking views!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Latina, Italy
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A nice example of traditional Greek Byzantine monastery life and architecture. The art was interesting, the steps going up were extensive and you needed to be in good physical shape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You must go!!!one of the must do in Kalambaka!amazing monastery!!!fantastic view!!!don't forget your camera!

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Kalamata, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very easy to get there and there is a nicely sized parking to leave your car. Not very big but people come and go so if you wait just for a while you will def find a space to leave your car. Even from the parking the view of the meteora roks and the monastery is fantastic. One other rock... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is the largest of the monasteries that must be visited. The church was beautifully decorated with ancient artifacts, the implements that they use in olden times are still there on display. Behind is also a very nice vista where you can see vast surroundings including the other monasteries, perfect for that picture taking.

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