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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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Phone Number: 0432/22-277
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1517, this monastery houses a valuable collection of Byzantine...

Founded in 1517, this monastery houses a valuable collection of Byzantine relics.

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Unique destination in the entire world!

After climbing the steps (195) you are on the top of the world! :) I stopped at many places to take photos.There is a small church on the top of the rock with beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Slavica S
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After climbing the steps (195) you are on the top of the world! :) I stopped at many places to take photos.There is a small church on the top of the rock with beautiful frescoes and shop where you can buy some items. All the items are produced by the monks. Great view, really do take your breath away.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting visit, helped by the museum inside that clearly explained it's story in a ay that made it accessible. Stunning view and not too difficult a climb to get there. Better earlier before the crowds arrive.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monastery of Varlaam, was named after the monk who first built a tiny chapel on this rocky outcrop. It is the second largest of the six remaining monasteries and is located directly opposite the Great Meteoro monastery. As within the whole area, spectacular views and photographic opportunities abound, not of just parts of Kalambaka, but most of the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view. Even got to see some monks. Little beautiful chapel. Nice vibe. Only minus thing was that the chapel and the rest of the must seen areas was full of tour guides with group of people telling stories and blocking the entrance/passage. I was missing info/description on some areas for so a touristy place. Ohh....and don't by souvenirs from... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Just like Grand Meteoron, this is very visited by many tourists. Construction work was on going, which gave us the possibility to see how they are transporting materials.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

When walking to the entrance, enjoy the views! Inside it is smaller than the grand monastery and at time of our visit you could smell the new building constructions. Inside is also a very modern toilet area which gives you a less historical impression of the monastery. However the views from there are nice so worthwhile to visit.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the second biggest monastery. Views from up are stunning and the church is extremely nice. Ask your hotel for the schedule of the monasteries for each day one of them is closed.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

As all the monasteries in Meteora Varlaam offers beautiful views. Such a nice place to visit and spend a bit of time. You will not regret visiting Varlaam. It has a little less walking and steps than some of the other monasteries.

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omaha, ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

was under construction during our day trip so we could only view from the cliff, but that was enough. The whole area is a must for any trip to Greece

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