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Megalo Meteoro Monastery

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Kalambaka 42200, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Great Meteoron monastery is incredible. Even though there are 300 steps, 134 are down and only 166 are up and all the steps are level and regular. The views are incredible, the buildings interesting and it really is a sight not to be missed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jansteinfeld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even the weather wasn't good so rainy day and cold all Monasteries were amazing, really a mystical appearance on a beautiful landscape, colorful autumn & winter together

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorus57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The morning of our visit, low hanging clouds gave this place a mystical appearance though photographing it was a bit of a challenge. Nonetheless, the Megalo Meteoro Monastery would be my first choice of those to visit. Can be congested with tour groups, so be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to this monastery really puts its sheer size in perspective. Inside, the number of rooms, buildings and courtyards are staggering. Unfortunately, the timing of my visit coincided with several tour buses. The large number of visitors definitely took away some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Most of these Monasteries were impregnable and only could be gotten to by being carried up by a rope & basket; They had huge barrels at the top of their buildings which caught rain water for their drinking & washing necessities!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A visit to Meteora would not be complete without visiting a few Monasteries, and this was my favorite! There is a little bit of walking and climbing stairs to get there, but it's very well worth the effort! The church is gorgeous, the grounds and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank POSitiveBrett
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We were traveling with friends and all of us agreed this was an amazing, beautiful point. The views were magnificent, absolutely breathtaking! Don’t worry about the steps, you can pause and catch your breath along the way. Very impressive! Meteora and the monisteries are a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We highly recommend vising this monastery. The views from all around the Meteora monasteries is absolutely breathtaking, it's a must when vising Greece's in-land. This specific monestary holds a nice museum and the lines are really ok.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anat S
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eligar
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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!