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Agios Stefanos

Closes in 20 min: 09:00 - 13:30, 15:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 13:30, 15:30 - 17:00
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Easy access

This is the only monastery that you can walk right into. It was nice inside especially the chapel... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
perakash
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New Jersey
A Special Place

I'm afraid of heights, but, strangely, not here. There were crowds, but...most people were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
george g
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agawam
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This is the only convent in the area.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:30, 15:30 - 17:00
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Kalambaka, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the only monastery that you can walk right into. It was nice inside especially the chapel with a huge chandelier in the center.

Thank perakash
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm afraid of heights, but, strangely, not here. There were crowds, but...most people were courteous. Our guide had "whisperers"; other guides did not - which increased the noise level, similar to what I had experienced in the Sistine Chapel.

Thank george g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the nuns took over after the monastery "died" through lack of monks - they just got old, and couldn't get younger replacements. Big advantage here is not having to climb hundreds of steps; it's a small but beautifully kept place with an interesting museum...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agios Stefanos is the easiest to reach of the six remaining monasteries in Meteora. You can park directly in front of it and walk in. Therefore, this could be important for elder people not capable climbing other ones. It is also closest to the Kalampaka...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 31 July 2018

OK, I visited this one because it had no steps - just abridge from the car park. All the others are a serious hike straight up. It was very atmospheric with great views.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is an interesting place, especially given its location up on top of a cliff. This monastery is the most easily accessible of the cliff monasteries of Meteora, and has a lovely little church. Sadly most everything was destroyed during the war, so the church...More

1  Thank G8683VWwendys
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is the only monastry at Meteora that you can approach without having to climb steps. You can park just outside, so only for that you can give it a try. Of course its not the same like Varlaam or Megalo Monastiri, but it has...More

Thank Thanos B
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Worth the trip - Among the monasteries, this one had the fewest steps... which made it even better!!

1  Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Wall to wall people. The nuns squeeze as many people into this monastery as possible. No heavenly feeling here. Just people, people, people. Oh, and don't forget to cover up, if you don't the nuns will be sure that you do, because it is so...More

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This monastery has the potential to be a lot more but there doesn't seem to be enough people to run it, so apart from the gardens and the church, nothing is really worth the climb. Unfortunately, the renovation has also taken away much of this...More

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