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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

Kalambaka, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Kalambaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums
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Molaoi, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our second visit to Meteora but our first to Grand Meteoron. If you have time to visit only one monastery, this is the one to go for and keep plenty of time - two hours minimum. The monastery is amazing with a beautiful church, an ossuary containing bones of monks who worked there and exhibits of monastic life.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So symbolic, must wear skirts for women and long pants for men, and no bare shoulders. A lot of stairs to get up to monastery. Views are spectaular.

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New York City, New York
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24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

More people will go there just based on the total score. I am contributing to the demise of the experience. Only selected elevated souls should be admitted. Instead, hordes of white-trash redneck barbarians are flooding it daily. I am in favor of an IQ test before admission. If you don't pass, you must pay 20 euros to get in. Yes,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice views. But unless you like Byzantine art, the monastery is a bit underwhelming. The sunset views of the monasteries -- now that's the really awesome stuff!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was an amazing monastery to visit perched high up on one of Meteora's highest cliffs. There is a large number of stairs to climb but well worth the effort. We saw it as part of the Meteora Tour we did. There is a €3 charge per person in addition to the tour fee.

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Torino di Sangro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries I have seen before I go back to the city. me i need to go again in kalambaka in the beautiful town and monastery :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was the first monastery we visited in Meteora and we were blown away by the whole experience. How without the aid of modern machinery, etc, it was possible to construct these exquisite buildings on the very tops of the massive monoliths is a total mystery. The richness of the decoration, particularly in the church, is breathtaking and also has... More

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visiting this monastery on the top of a peak really takes your breath away. Fantastic art work and very good exhibitikons.

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The monasteries of Meteoro are amazing, on a clear day the views spectacular. I was backpacking around Greece, I had no expectations of this area, I simply read in my Lonely Planet about this area and decided to go there. I'm so pleased I took the time to do this. I hiked around and climbed to all of the monasteries... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This monastery has clearly been heavily restored for the visitng tourist but there are some interesting things to see including a lovely little chapel, the original winch room and a small museum. Please note you have to climb up many steps to the entrance but there are good views of other monasteries on the way. Set aside about an hour... More

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