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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Unique. Definitely worth the time it takes to get there from athens. Go and visit 2-3 monasteries. They are all beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the busiest monastery out of the 6. And honestly speaking, if you've been to a monastery, you've been to all of them. This is the most visited for its size and popularity but in my opinion, monastery Roussanou is better in so many ways. Each monastery chrages 3€ for entrance fee and if you're a woman, they have skirts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique. Definitely worth the time it takes to get there from athens. Go and visit 2-3 monasteries. They are all beautiful.

Thank Fedz2073
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view was great, the museums were interesting. Make sure to get there in the right day (closed some days), I brought a skirt (below knee) from home: not a must (they have a wrapped-around skirts for those have only pants), but was convenient to have my own.

Thank Layla H
Novi Sad, Serbia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is usually first to visit out of 6 of them open for tourists, being the oldest and the biggest one. Although high up on the rock, climbing the stairs is not so bad, and certainly worth the effort. In addition to beautiful orthodox church, there are other buildings, patios, terraces, and very good souvenir shop at the exit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monasteries are the reason that people flock to Meteora. They are rather impressive and this is the largest. However, this is also the most visited so it can get somewhat crowded. Be prepared to climb stairs. Try and avoid the crowd by being the first in the morning or go in the evening. It is only at these times... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Varlaam and St. Stephen's on Saturday, we wanted to see two more on Sunday. Unfortunately the rain started falling steadily throughout the day a half hour after we were in the monastery so we only managed to see the Great Meteora Monastery. This monastery was the largest of the three that we visited and had the most areas... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an orthodox Christian and was deeply touched with every aspect of the Holy Megalo Meteoro Monastery. There are a lot of people at any time so it is not possible to have a moment of peace.

Thank Miladin
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are six monasteries all together opened for public Area protected by Unesco as historical monuments. It is worst to spend day or two visit. Grand Meteora is largest monastery .there are about 200 steps up and 200 down to Grand Meteora monastery. But if you get there you will not disappointed as view, museum, church are absolutly stunning. Easyerst... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest and most often visited monastery. The steps and tunnel up and down are very much part of the trip. Men should not wear shorts . Women can borrow 'skirts'! Children will love the room with the skulls in!

Thank BNA20152015
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I caught the 08.27 884 train from Larissa station in Athens, which arrived at Kalambaka at around 13.35. I had decided against an organised day tour in favour of doing it myself. I had booked the train tickets online from Trainose, which was easy and is the cheapest way to do it. My class B (second or standard class) fare... More 

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