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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Shaska K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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1 Thank Marc K
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you make it to Meteora you have to try and get to see all the monasteries. One is closed each day of the week so check and see; it is do-able.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 3 euros to get in and you get to visit the loveliest church I have ever seen, full of painted icons on the walls, the monastery, and a small icon exhibition. You also get to see how the monks travelled up the monastery using ropes and poulis. The view from Varlaam is absolutely stunning!!

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While some building works were happening it was great to see the basket used to haul up materials. No doubt something similar would have brought up monks to the monastery. Absolutely beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had this tour organized with a guide, in a good road. We left for hiking early in morning to avoid heat. Amazing view from top, important religious building.

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