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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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very different tourist experience. quiet, few other visitors (winter), ecclesiastical and national history museum as well as the quite sobering ossuary (the storage place for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very different tourist experience. quiet, few other visitors (winter), ecclesiastical and national history museum as well as the quite sobering ossuary (the storage place for the earthly remains of deceased monks). something for everyone - religious and not alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place with a group of friends and I am so glad I did. There is something in this place that you have to experience for yourself. The mystery of the place, the majestic views, the sense of calm that you feel in being a part of this sacred place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is such an amazing place that you should visit once in your life. I have been twice there and I would like to go back again. I love the beauty of that monastery. The view is breathtaking .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

To imagine that monks sought shelter in this stark landscape and constructed cliff hugging structures without modern building conveniences is mind boggling. This still functioning monastery is the largest in the area and well worth a visit. Spiritual and entrancing, Grand Meteora is a must if visiting this area (which in itself is a must if visiting Greece!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Mysterious, harmony rocks near Kalambaka between Koziakas Mountains, is a rock forest which rises from Tessalian till Kalonak. Of the 21 monasteries which once stood on this mysterious rocks, six still function today. -There are monks and it is a place of Prayer, Silence and Peace, a spiritual oasis and a magnet for visiitors from all the world. I visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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 November 6, 2015

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 November 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 October 23, 2015

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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