Meteora
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  • Hardtoplease
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a must see
    This is a must see in Greece for those inclined. One needs to be fairly fit to climb the steps up to the monastery. It's a long bus ride from Athens, so an overnight in Kalambaca is recommended. The massive stones that rise up are unlike anything you've seen. It boggles the mind that numerous monasteries were built way up there.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 6, 2023
  • NA- Australia
    Dandenong, Australia908 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty gnarly
    If you’re in the area take the time to check out the area. Rather than get on the “ public” tour bus from Kalambaka we hired some e bikes from Meteora E-bike hire which gave us the ability to work around the HUGE number of tourist buses that unload tourists oblivious to the needs and path sharing of others. St Nikolas was our first and favourite. Be prepared to climb looooots of stairs.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Sara P
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip!
    I came here with my 18 year old son. We took a taxi from town to,drops us off at the last monastery. We then walked to the others. We took the foot path back to,town which was located at the first monastery. There is a printed sign with Kamblaka written on it. This is a stone path which was hard on the feet but it only took about thirty minutes to,get back to town.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • MITeacher
    Ann Arbor, Michigan12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beyond awesome
    One of the most spectacular locations in Greece, or anywhere, for that matter. Don’t think you can do all the monasteries in a day. You shouldn’t. And absorb what’s going on in this place, so limit your selfies. There’s a reason why these were built where they are, so be respectful and appreciative of the faith and persistence. Dress appropriately (both men and women); they will give you a “wrap” for shorts that are too short. The iconography and collection of artifacts are worth dawdling over (but you will see the “sprinters” racing through taking pictures of everything and seeing nothing at all).
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • TrMarek
    1,192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wheeling around a magical landscape
    It's an absolutely breathtaking place. We stayed in Kastraki for 2 nights and I would highly recommend making an effort to stay in the Meteora area and renting a scooter to make the most of your visit. We saw so many tourists walking up and down the hills/karsts...so physically taxing! We saw all the monasteries, enjoyed 2 sunsets from above and had the privilege of stopping at any point to take awesome pics. Our favorite was St. Stephen's...the smallest monastery. Don't miss the sunset at one of two Lookout points. 3 Euro entry charge at most of the monasteries
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Rebecca H
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Train Ride
    You'll never see anything like it. We had a blast learning the history of the monasteries, soaking in the amazing views and watching sunsets. Definitely well worth the extra travel.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Catherine Tsounis
    174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friend Ntina was inspired
    Ntina Mpinou was deeply inspired by Meteora Monastery. “Men were inspired to create these miracles,” said Dina. “God gave me the strength to visit the miraculous icons. These icons have brought miracles to my life.” Ntina bought a certified icon of Panagia and a miniature replica of Grand Meteora monastery as a gift for her parents. The 3 day Meteora Kapogianni s Tour was only 150 euros per person. .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 10, 2023
  • perrx
    Columbus, Ohio232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the amazing view
    Greece is full of mountains some covered with shrubs and trees, but this area is rocks, hundreds of feet tall. To build the monasteries the workers had to hoist the material up there 1 load at a time. Definitely worth the drive to see them.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Krista S
    694 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    We booked a trip via Tjäreborg and had english gentleman who guide us. Bathrooms are ancient, only hole on floor. If you do not have long skirt, they provide u one. Breathtaking views. Not bad steps at all, about 300 steps. Monastery is so beautiful inside and outside. I highly recommend to visit!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • David C
    Ennis, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Meteora
    A visit to the monasteries of Meteora became a possibility this year so I wanted to make the most of the opportunity. I decided that with time short and so much to do and see at Meteora, that being guided was the best option. I chose visitmeteora.travel and what a great decision and choice that turned out to be. With a small group of others, I was collected by Georgios our driver and Aposteles our guide and what followed was pure magic. They were experts in every way. We managed to get to every breathtaking vantage point in the area. While soaking in the serenity and scenery, Aposteles shared his enormous knowledge and love of his place, his culture, the geology, philosophy and history of Meteora with us. Together as a group, our arrival at each viewing place and each monastery was so well planned and managed, it was almost as if we were the only visiting group there. Our afternoon and evening was finished with a view of sunset over the mountain pillars and monasteries. Aposteles reminded us to be careful there and gave us time to appreciate the setting of the sun. Thank you, Efharisto , go raibh maith agaibh. ❤️🙏🇬🇷🇮🇪😊 David
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 17, 2023
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Sonja C
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Amazing place. I think it is 24 monasterys built on the top of 400 metar high climbs. 6 of them is open for visiting. Wiew from the top is stunning.
Written May 12, 2024
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,421 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Finally after planning it to visit for several years, we succeeded this April to visit the area. It is definitely a miracle of nature, something from another world. The scenery is so beautiful and unique.
Views are eternal and the area is very well organised and preserved, very clean and safe although the time we visited the weather was not so good.
We will definitely come back to explore it more
Written April 29, 2024
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Richard Z
Charlottesville, VA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
one of the worlds great sights. beautiful, spiritual.
only downside is the crowds. spend a night at least, so as to avoid the buses.
Written April 29, 2024
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Ciara E
Minnesota28 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
This is a must-visit for anyone going to Greece. The whole place is stunning and there is nothing else like it in Greece. Visiting the monasteries and learning about their history is fascinating, but the best part is just seeing the land scape and the mountains carved out by a river. I have never seen anything like it before.
Written April 23, 2024
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Michelle A
Houston, TX419 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Explored the monasteries of Meteora with a private your guide and we were blown away with just how special this area is! The geological formations are just unreal and so beautiful covered in green mosses and trees. The monasteries are incredible and make you wonder just how it was possible to create such complex architecture atop these mountains. We visited two monasteries and each were stunning inside and out. Be ready to take on some stairs and make sure to dress modestly to respect the culture of these religious sites. I wore a comfortable dress that covers my legs and a light jacket to keep my shoulders covered. They enforce these things strictly. A MUST see if visiting Greece.
Written April 21, 2024
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Tarjia
Klaukkala, Finland257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place! This really is a must-see.
We drove from Thessaloniki and then took the 10 km road that goes around the area. At every turn, the views are incredible.
Lots of tour buses filling the narrow road so you need to drive carefully.
Strong recommendation if you have an opportunity to visit.
Written April 14, 2024
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mika712
Finland55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Love tha area. Great views! Really enjoyed the Holy Trinity Monastery which has pretty incredible Access route (lots of stairs). We also enjoyed the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron and Holy Monastery of Varlaam.
Written April 13, 2024
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,994 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What as astonish geological formations, what a determination of humans to find a way to reach the top these formation and build over 30 monasteries.
Written April 9, 2024
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Lourdes D
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a great time at Meteora despite it being a long day. It was a day well spent. Thanks to Manos' expertise in handling such a tour.
Written April 4, 2024
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Álvaro HP
Madrid, Spain356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Such an overwhelming place that I recommend to visit. Awesome and beautiful landscape. I suggest to go as soon as possible to avoid long queues in the monasteries, and to check in advance which ones are opened to the public and their timetables
Written March 31, 2024
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