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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Once in a lifetime experience!! A comfortable 4 hours drive from Athens in excellenr road conditions.Must see! It is great if combined also with a visit to Vikos gorge and the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once in a lifetime experience!! A comfortable 4 hours drive from Athens in excellenr road conditions.Must see! It is great if combined also with a visit to Vikos gorge and the beautiful Zagorohoria!!!

Thank DimitrisBarbas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Ia A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By far the most magnificent of all the monasteries. One can actually feel what life was like before the modern world intruded. Do see the original kitchen, grape press and pulley system used to bring supplies up. The icons are beautiful but, personally, I do not feel they are the best of all the monasteries. Those at St. Stephanos Convent... More 

Thank Marciahi
Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the last of the monasteries we visited today and it seemed we saved the best for last! There were lots of stairs to go down then lots to go up to reach it but it was well worth it! We enjoyed the war exhibits they had and the views are just spectacular! If you can't do all the... More 

Thank Meghan R
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Monastery! Please dress appropriately to show respect: women skirts and men long pants. Absolutely worth the minimal price.

Thank Emily R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most relaxing of the monasteries we visited. Stunning views across the chasms to other monasteries. Interesting and informative museum areas with posters and photographs of the Greek conflicts in the 20th century. No other monastery in the area was anywhere near as interesting or informative. Also loved the big barrels in the cellar.

Thank Jane H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the most beautiful of the monasteries. The inside is just stunning, with a skull room reminiscent of "Bluebeard" and many references throughout of the Life-Death-Life cycle. To this end, the chapel has small slips of paper and pens to write on. I saw people writing lists of names in columns marked "Alive" and "Dead" and leaving them in... More 

Thank Cristina T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best part on our 15-day trip to Greece. Although at times it required a strenuous climb the beauty of the monastery and the area is dazzling!

Thank Alexander B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of a kind site to my opinion. a breathtaking view from that monastry (as from some others in Meteora).There are more than 200 steps up and same down so reaching the top is not very easy to everybody.

Thank Rami A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Founded in 1340 by St. Athanasius. Open: 9:00 to 17:00, except Tuesdays. Built on the highest rock in Metheora, considered one of the most prestigious monasteries in the world. In the monastery can be seen some of the most valuable examples of post-Byzantine art in Greece. The temple is painted in 1552 by Theophanes of Crete and his sons Simeon... More 

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