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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
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One f the world's wonders

Unbelievable view - a monastery on top of a rock. Hard to imagine how people could build it in such secluded place , how much time and effort it took them. Beautiful scenery of... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unbelievable view - a monastery on top of a rock. Hard to imagine how people could build it in such secluded place , how much time and effort it took them. Beautiful scenery of the mountains and the valley, very nice grounds. Humbling and spiritual experience. Great hotels, restaurants and taverns at town Calambaka just few miles away, good place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes so this is the best one.... Incredible views and close enough to Varlaam for a visit. Beautiful serene sacristy. Amazing structure on the edge of heaven!

Thank Rebecca C
Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nine months ago I went to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. Upon arriving, I was amazed by the precipitous mountains with some Eastern Orthodox monasteries dotting the top of them. It looked too special to keep my eyes off it. The monastery was so high that we needed to climb hundreds of steps to reach it. However, the landscape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest and the king of all monasteries in Meteora. Very interesting with lots of paintings and frescos all around. Spent the longest here among all monasteries. A must if you can only choose 1 monastery to visit.

Thank Alex L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of stairs to get to the monastery. Entry to all monasteries is 3 Euro. If you are staying in Kalambaka, catch the early morning bus and walk back. You will miss all he crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This monastery, like the others, has a very remarkable chapel with beautiful artwork, paintings, etc. It also has a small room filled with the skulls of the previous monks who lived in the monastery. When you enter, walk up the walkway and take an immediate right. The small door with the small look through window is the room with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is the biggest of the Meteora monasteries and the only one I've visited. But it was easily reached by climbing a stairway, although many steps so take your time. The tour buses drop you off at road's end, from where you reach the stairway uphill. Cars park along the road where they find a spot. Not crowdy in September.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Although it was raining like crazy early September, I enjoyed the visit very much. This huge monastery is mostly a museum. It is quite big. Very pretty architecture. The view must of been fantastic but couldn't see very far.

Thank Mauriziosimran
Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited in mid-October, and originally planned to arrive early in the morning, just before opening. At the hotel, however, we were told it was best to come around early afternoon, as most tour groups are on their way out. We got there around 2 pm, and it was still somewhat busy, but presumably far less crowded than in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Very beautiful place with amazing views. the most magnificent and interesting monastery among the other monasteries.

Thank Ia A

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