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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Nice visit, you can reach it by walking

Just two advices, one is to go there as soon has it opens so before the busses arrive, the second... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milan, Italy
This place Rocks!

Unbelievable best describes this totally unique place. The only place on the planet where you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just two advices, one is to go there as soon has it opens so before the busses arrive, the second one is that there is a walking track that takes you there directly from the gorge. To go back down you can alwais hickhike

1  Thank Pajoinviaggio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable best describes this totally unique place. The only place on the planet where you can see these amazing spiritual havens. And I was blown away at the thousands of visitors who made their pilgrimage to Meteora. Parking was a nightmare. So many coaches coming...More

Thank zoleejay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monastery was closed when we visited but the view was astounding. I'm sure on the days when it is open it would be worth visiting.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This kind of places makes me proud to be a human being: it’s a proof our species is able to go beyond its limits and create buildings in remote places. Such a refreshing, humbling, dazzling experience, and God knows we need that!

Thank Nameusse
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very interesting place to visit. There are not too many steps to reach the top and start looking around. It's a real museum with all kind of exhibits, along with a spot where they keep old the bones of these monks who spent most of...More

Thank Konnekted
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Clinging to the cliff side this ancient edifice presents a challenging location for life, it is difficult to imagine the monk existence there, even today as we drive up nearby its a difficult walk in. A different world amongst these rocky outcrops way above the...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday on the 30th of October. Not many things to say. Simply majestic!!!! Have in mind that you are not allowed to take photos inside the church. Too many stairs but definitely worth it.

Thank ErmaMalekkidou
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you have time for only 1 monastery visit in the whole Meteora region, make this your 1 choice. This massive monastery showcases the history of the Meteora region, their proud religion, and the brave souls who fought to keep Meteora safe during the World...More

Thank jonalber2
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The biggest of the still standing 6 monasteries, it is a storehouse of the way of life of the monks. We especially loved the prayer room that was painted all over (including the ceiling), the paintings are so beautiful.

Thank Chocs_912
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing place to visit, very interesting facts about the place. Stunning views all over great experience and worth doing any time.

Thank Mikie31
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Baru K
23 June 2015|
Response from Stefan M |
You can get to the parking lot at the entrance to the monastery. Then...the unforgettable experience begins. Climbing, the breathtaking view and the spiritual journey!