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“A thing of beauty perched atop the cliff.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agios Stefanos

Agios Stefanos
Kalambaka, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Kalambaka
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This is the only convent in the area.
austin, TX
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“A thing of beauty perched atop the cliff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Like the other monasteries, this one is another that lends itself to wonderful photos, as well as worth the trek up the stairs to the monastery itself.

Do not miss this, or the others.

Visited March 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“Unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A womens monastery that is worth to visit.The view is awesome as from the rest of the monasteries in the area.Avoid Mondays when it is closed to public.

Visited February 2013
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Preveza, Greece
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“Ayiou Stefanou”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

St. Stephens monastery is small, but lovely. This is Nunnery, there are two Nunneries in Meteora. If walking is a problem, it is easy to access and because it is a small monastery, this also makes it nice for those with walking difficulties. Due to the amount of damage sustained during WW II and by the Communists during the Greek Civil War, it's one to miss if short of time.

Visited December 2011
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Athens, Greece
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“Perfect, especially if you don't want to climb steps!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was my favorite monastery. It is not as big as the Great Meteoron Monastery but it had all of the features that made it unforgettable. There was a nice little inner courtyard, kind nuns and friendly Greek people, some nice artwork, breathtaking views, and a little museum. Loved it!

Visited August 2012
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Astoria, New York
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“beautiful icons and Kalambaka views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was the first of two stops on our tour. Lots of parking for cars and buses. Easily accessible for the young and old. It's only a quick walk across a bridge and there are not many stairs inside the monastery. The icons inside are beautiful and detailed. A lot of nice wood detailing as well. A little tight inside so go early to avoid crowds. The outside courtyard is nice too and has a beautiful view overlooking Kalambaka and mountains though not the best monastery to view the columned rocks Meteora is famous for. As with all the monasteries, skirts and covered shoulders for women and long pants for men. They offer skirts at the entrance if needed.

Visited September 2011
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