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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Rich history. Fascinating

I was interested in the artefacts that remain as they were in the old kitchen and storage rooms. If you only have time for 1, then this is the monastry to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was interested in the artefacts that remain as they were in the old kitchen and storage rooms. If you only have time for 1, then this is the monastry to visit.

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Greece with both religious and sightseeing purposes. It offers amazing sites to take fabulous pictures, as well as grants inspiration after visiting church inside. Being relatively new (built in 1922), this place attracts thousands of pilgrims and gives a perfect insight into the life of the monks. This is,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A wonder of building, this mountaintop monastery is a peaceful oasis for prayer. Wonderful manuscripts, ossuary.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Most touristique of all the monasteries visited but very informative and still very beautiful. Excellent views over Kalabaka.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Megalo Meteoro Monastery is very interesting in many aspects. Built as it is at the top of rocks, one has to climb about 400 steps to reach it. It is worth the effort. The church of the Monastery with its frescoes , the museum, all the dwellings used by the monks at older times... But what was a unique experience... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Meteoro is the place far more attractive them even Athens itself.Be sure to take the train to there,spend a night and train back.It's worth the time and small expense incurred-believe me.

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st. louis, mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

there are a lot of steps to climb down and up, but it's worth it, both for the structures themselves, lovingly restored, and for the amazing views. even the large numbers of tourists can't take the shine off these testimonies to faith.

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Star707, Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This 14th century monastery is the most visited in Meteora because of its accessibility. It celebrates the transfiguration of Christ and is the largest of the six monasteries in this location. It is said that some monks from Mount Athos in Greece were searching for a "quieter" place in which to meditate and founded Meteora because of the possibility of... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This monastery is the biggest and the most crowded one. It is situated closely to the others and also have some stairs. However, the different here is there is small church insude with nice frescoes. In fact they are beautiful and it's worth seeing them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

one of a kind,... amazing place, ready for some climbing on good shoes ;-) But once you get there, what you see will compensate for hardships !!!

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Thessaly  >  Trikala Region  >  Kalambaka

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