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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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Meteora

As with a lot of places that are really worth seeing Meteora in central Greece does involve a good bit of driving to reach. I got a bus from Thessaloniki and it took somewhere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As with a lot of places that are really worth seeing Meteora in central Greece does involve a good bit of driving to reach. I got a bus from Thessaloniki and it took somewhere between 4 and six hours to get there. As soon as you arrive you are struck by the sheer majestity of the monasteries on top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The largest of the monasteries it is well worth a visit. Access is a bit of a climb but the views from the top are amazing. Great museum and churches.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the monastery was a great experience, the entrance fee is only 3 euros and worth every penny.

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Paris, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this monastery 43 years ago and it is much more visitor friendly now. They have also added a very nice museum. Lots of steps but truly worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting because of exceptional landscape and human testimony on top of the rocks. Nice walk with the kids from the village of Kastraki to the "tiny" rock between the stone giants.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This entire area is a geological fairyland. The monasteries are amazing. It is a 100 step walk up the steep hill into it, some older people had problems with it. But the place is amazing, especially the chapel, which I could look at all day. Don't miss this.

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The largest Monastery in Meteora, very impressive from the out side and from the inside. Great view from the terrace. few exhibition rooms inside. 3 Euro per adult for entrance fee. Check opening hours before you go. we spend about an hour+ inside including the steps climbing....

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

taken on tour of 3 monasteries including this, megalo meteoro, holy trinity and varlaam INSIDE and others in the area OUTSIDE, caves closed due to restoration shown around by Meteora Travel highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the biggest monastery in the area. It is constantly being developed and renovated in a way that it matches the landscape. To enter it you must walk up some stairs (about 300) and be decently dressed according to the monks that is. So girls should wear long dresses and guys trousers. They provide dresses for the girls in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointing. It's the biggest monastry... Interesting cause u can see the impressive church and the old kitchen and cellar but frankly, the Holy Trinity Monastery has way better impact on you then the Megalo

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