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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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Early summer visit

We visited the monastery early June 2016. Coachloads of schoolkids swarmed the place, yelling like crazy. Once they'd gone, what a fantastic place to visit. Not exactly for people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan D
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the monastery early June 2016. Coachloads of schoolkids swarmed the place, yelling like crazy. Once they'd gone, what a fantastic place to visit. Not exactly for people who love to spend their holidays at the beach (no offence) as the climb is very steep. But what a view, and what a history ...

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first of two monasteries we visited in Meteora and we were very glad we did. Plan for at least 2 hours to visit all the onsite museums and rooms. They have an incredible collection of ancient manuscripts. The church is gorgeous. The views are breathtaking. They provide free wrap-around skirts, and pants for visitors who wear shorts.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth seeing but get in early if you want to enjoy it. We found the smaller monasteries just as interesting and less crowded. That said, the Musuems here were fascinating.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monastery, but spoiled by the hundreds of people going here, talking loudly. Be there early in the morning, before the tourists arrive, to enjoy it.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to this monastery is a long walk. You walk down a lot of stairs and then up again on the other side.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest and the biggest of all monasteries. Inside you will find a couple of museums, a nicely painted church, a shop to buy local products and icons and most importantly a terrace overlooking all the monasteries and kalambaka. Be careful that this attraction might be difficult for people with limited mobility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited several of these monasteries that are perched high atop rock towers. The geological formations of this area are stunning alone in their high drama. Add to that several dozen monasteries that were built as a safe haven for Greek monks as well. If you are going to Delphi or further up to Vergina to see the underground tombs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the largest of all,the monasteries. It takes a bit of walking to get in but it's worth it. It's hard to explain its simple, yet elegant beauty. It also has a small museum dedicated to Greece during WWII that I enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was an incredible experience and all of the monastaries should be explored. get there early in the morning before the hordes of tourist buses

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked the footpath up the mountain to the Monastery. It was beautiful, yet exhausting. However, upon our arrival we realized it was worth it. These monasteries are striking to say the least. YOu can't help but feel peace, calm, and closer to the Creator while you are there.

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