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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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Izmir Province, Turkey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is not a place that any photo will ever do justice to, it is too big and too amazing. It is a memory you will take with you, a picture in your mind and a feeling in you that you have visited one of the most amazing and spiritual places in the world. The monastery opens from 9 until... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Meteora is a unique Orthodox monastic city of rocks. According to some data rocks (abt 600 m above sea level) were formed before 60 million years being part of the bottom of a prehistoric sea. Meteora is situated in the region of Thessalia in the Pind mountain near the town of Kalambaka. First monks settled here in 11-12th century. In... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting and fascinating scenery with some stunning views.Didn't like the fact that most of the main historical displays in the museums related to the struggle for independence from the Ottoman empire and unification with Greece.

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Willebroek, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you have time to visit only one our of six monasteries at Meteoras, make sure you visit this one. It's the oldest, highest and biggest monastery. The museum inside provides also good insight on the life of the monks in the past and today.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is a must once you are in the area. Terrific architecture and view to two valley and other rocks.

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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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