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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Kalambaka
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Athens, 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a visit for the determined. From the parking lot 100 steps down and 200 steps up (however they are regular and there is a hand rail). After the climb and ancient, well-presereved monastery. Interesting building and icons inside and spectacular views from the balconies.

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Costa Mesa, Ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This monastery alone was worth our long drive. I have never seen anything like it before. It was beautiful both inside and out. Its quite a steep walk, so make sure you wear good shoes.

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Europe
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158 reviews 158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is Meteora's largest one and likely one of the busiest, occupied by too many day tourers. If you want to enjoy it, be early or go late, after most busses left. The way up to its entrance offers a magnificent view on the neighboring Varlaam monastery. The Megalo Meteora is inside the largest and most diverse, giving good insights... More 

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I think that if you for some reason have time for visiting just one of the monasteries, it should be this one. It is the largest and the areas that tourists are allowed to visit are by far the largest - meaning that the many visitors spread throughout the monastery and it doesn't get nearly as crowded as Varlaam. It... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It is the largest monastery of them all but also the most crowded. The monastery has great views and even a museum within its walls. Go early if you want to avoid the crowds!

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Eijsden, The Netherlands
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was the first monastery we visited especially because it closes on Tuesdays and we were going to leave on Tuesday. It is very impressive and climbing 270 steps was well worth it. Actually we didn't feel it, and if you are tired, it was possible to take a break with the stunning view.

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