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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Realy the Great one

All the monasteries are great (I have visited 5 of 6) and is realy worth to take one day for visiting all of them, but the Megalo Meteora is u must. It is the biggest and you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the monasteries are great (I have visited 5 of 6) and is realy worth to take one day for visiting all of them, but the Megalo Meteora is u must. It is the biggest and you have a lot to see inside the monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people come to Meteora just for the Monasteries. They are wonderful but the amazing landscape is really what makes them unique. We were there in the pouring rain which made taking pictures interesting. Go at lunch time and the crowds will be less. The Monastery is beautiful but the setting is even more compelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A long stiff walk of over three hundred steps, very uneven and poor walk. But the quiet place with the great view and the solitude is impressive. and the museum is well laid out. The sanctuary is great and very holy spirited and you feel a great sense of greatness being there

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason to go to Meteora is to go to the monasteries. So, you really have to go there. It is the biggest one and at the top of the hill. I walk to all of the monasteries, but most people take a tour or the bus. The walk is very nice, but there are lots of stairs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A historical site, many of the old monastery working areas, tools, etc. still available to visit/view, beautiful church and incorporates a national history museum too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great to view from the car park but a significant number of stairs to reach the entrance. Not for the unfit. The notice at the foot (see photo) has formidable warnings about no ladies slacks or pantaloons but in practice we found that skirts were available to borrow. Also from the car park you can watch the (looks primitive) cableway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The biggest of the monasteries. To reach the monastery you have to walk first downhill and then uphill. This monastery together with Varlaam are the most important to visit. THere a lot of items and different areas to visit. Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00. Closes on Tuesdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It's a given that you will be going up lots of steps when visiting all of the local monasteries. This one probably has the most with around 800 give or take, but not a huge issue if you are prepared. Bus loads of tourists, so if you want to get some quiet time, come early. Parking can be an issue... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Full of eastern European tourists with no education, pushing you around. Other monasteries in the Meteoras are much more interesting and quieter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Beautiful views of the Meteora/Challenging climb up the monasteries/spiritual.....a must to do in a life time

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