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All reviews closed on fridays tiny chapel nearby town main church greek history spectacular views perched high worth the climb walk around wraps stairs to climb well worth the visit take your time on the rocks long skirt magical place great meteora
Sprawling monastery (second largest in Meteora). Incredible main church with some truly impressive frescoes (some are not for the faint of heart). Several rooms have been turned into a museum where religious as well as day-to-day items are on display. A hospital and old kitchen...More
Varlaam monastery is still in use, so come dressed appropriately. They prefer women to wear a skirt (they will provide a wrap at the ticket desk), and for men to be wearing shirts and pants (no shorts or bare chests). The views are spectacular, and...More
The monks must really be able to meditate and pray as this is so serene and beautiful and in a way so out of this world.
Entrance prices are so cheap and the place is so well kept. Go with shoulders covered and women wear...More
Very well maintained. The monks take excellent care of the monastery. It is the 2nd oldest monastery in Varlaam and is very lovely. We were so impressed with the abilities of the monks, they are amazing!
Visited in late September on a cold gloomy day. Beautiful and very large monastery that felt like it had been thoroughly renovated therefore did not feel as genuine as St.Nikolaou for example. Beautifully maintained. We were part of the last visitors and at 4pm sharp...More
Visited Vaarlam as part of a 3-monastery tour. Each costs 3 Euro to enter, but it's well worth it. You will not see anything like this anywhere else in the world, with monasteries built with pulley systems atop monolithic limestone more than 500 years ago....More
The is not a sustainable tourism experience - it’s expected everyone drives. The overall experience is denuded as such but until a major change from the local authorities is initiated (e.g. park and ride) then it’s what it... More
The is not a sustainable tourism experience - it’s expected everyone drives. The overall experience is denuded as such but until a major change from the local authorities is initiated (e.g. park and ride) then it’s what it is. Some cycle, but the average Greeks (sadly esp. taxi drivers) are not known for road sense and respect for pedestrians or any other road users, and so it’s an experience.... m