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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

Kalambaka 42200, Greece
+30 2432 022278
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indescribable. justifies it's rating with UNESCO.

All the monasteries are superb. Hard work to get to, but worth the effort. They have been restored... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gra1Sydney
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sydney
Nice to see

We visited three Monasteries in three hours. Megan, Varlaam, and St. Stephens. St. Stephens was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steven L
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New York City, New York
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“grand meteora” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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+30 2432 022278
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"amazing views"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

All the monasteries are superb. Hard work to get to, but worth the effort. They have been restored a bit too much (new frescos will take 100 years to look real!) but generally they are amazing. Literally. Tour buses are hell!

Thank gra1Sydney
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited three Monasteries in three hours. Megan, Varlaam, and St. Stephens. St. Stephens was a bad experience due to the wall to wall people - insane. Varlaam was the exact opposite - heavenly. Megan was nice and a must see, but it felt a...More

1  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was great, but you can also get most of it from outside and from the stairs. The entrance fee is 3 euro/person. Originally you have to cover your shoulders and knees, but no one really cared. We went there straight for opening, but...More

Thank Klaudia K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is our second time to Meteora and we always enjoy all the monasteries. Be prepared to walk up lots of steps. The experience is fascinating.

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The structure is quite impressive, and the people running the monastery are quite polite and helpful. The musea are interesting and small enough so that you don't have to spend eternity there. On the downside, I didn't really like the way the renovation of the...More

Thank Xo s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

these monasteries are unique. The setting on outcrops of rock is spectacular and the interiors have lovely paintings covering every inch of the walls and celings of the churches. The winding mechanism by which monks travelled the sheer height until 1922 is worth seeing alone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the biggest of the Meteoran monasteries and the most heavily visited. If you can avoid the huge onslaught of tourists being funnelled out of the buses at 9 am, do so! You will enjoy it much more if you start at 10.30 am...More

1  Thank Kathie M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I suggest to see this place for everyone who is near (this place included in Unesco list).So much historical and culturical things! before visiting this place suggest to know which day are closed :) because they are working until 4pm in summer days and one...More

Thank Gintarė R
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

A long winding path to access this one but very interesting inside. Also has a museum and examples of the old kitchen

Thank Irenka G
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

All of these monasteries are beautiful and interesting. I went with an agency in a very comfortable mini-van that takes you to the parking lot for each monastery and then you walk up and down stairs to get to it. Take your time and you...More

Thank Andrea S
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Baru K
June 22, 2015|
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Response from Stefan M |
You can get to the parking lot at the entrance to the monastery. Then...the unforgettable experience begins. Climbing, the breathtaking view and the spiritual journey!
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