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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Impressive location of the Monastery. Views, decoration, icons, manuscripts and stairs all together make it a fascinating place to relax, to observe and to imagine. In general, Meteora and its monasteries have to be visited.

Thank eligar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has beautiful views from the top. I was very worried about the stairs but it wasn’t too difficult. There are places to stop to take photos and catch your breath if needed. The long pants and skirts for women was not enforced when we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The biggest monastery of all in Meteora. Lots of stairs but as everyone said, it's worth it. Make sure you have time tk visit their museums, we noticed tour guides don't allow time to see the museums, we rented a scooter and had time to...More

Thank Mayescrc
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the portions of this monastery I enjoyed the most was looking at the ancient manuscripts. In my opinion, they were worth the visit to Megalo, although that was just a small part of what it had to offer. It was worth the climb...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Largest of the monasteries. Be prepared to climb stairs to visit inside. This is a very popular place. There are a few rooms, the chapel, the bone room, and some outdoor look outs. Full of a tourist. The sanctity of this place is gone.

Thank Vasilios P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breath taking climb up the stairs, and even better views of other mountain peak monasteries. Where long pants for men... no sleeveless shirts, no pants and scarf on head for women Only loosely enforced. Closes at 4 pm Loved this place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Largest of the monasteries with only 4 monks currently living inside. Be prepared to climb many stairs to visit inside and battle the crowds as this is a very popular place. There are a few museum rooms, the chapel, the bone room, and some outdoor...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult paking and full of a tourist. Not hard ascent but narrow path and lot of tourist. Buy some bootle of water before you visit.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctity of this place is gone. Don't expect a spiritual retreat when you come here it is overrun by tourism and crowds who want to just take photos all the time. No Wonder the monks have left in search of quieter places.

Thank GrandTour61174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is not anymore a monastery, just tourism there of course, it is an amazing place, an incredible complex on the top of the mountains a place with history, with very nice views over the hole region, and first of all to the Varlaam Monastery...More

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Baru K
22 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!