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Hard work but well worth the effort. Beautiful views across the area. Fascinating buildings and... read more

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scotworldtraveller
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Many stairs, terrific view, interesting history

This unique area once had over 20 monasteries but now are down to only a few. This one gives you... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Hard work but well worth the effort. Beautiful views across the area. Fascinating buildings and paintings.

Thank scotworldtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique area once had over 20 monasteries but now are down to only a few. This one gives you the feeling of what it may have been like for those early monks as there are a lot of stairs to climb to get into...More

Thank gjanie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular - A lot of steps but well worth it...the largest of the monasteries and likely to get the most crowded - we went early, which was a good idea. Ladies, wear a skirt...

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since this monastery is swamped with tourists, your best option is to visit early and arrive when it opens at 9.00. Like the whole area visiting should be high on your bucket list.

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest and the biggest monastery in Meteora, definitely worth a visit. The views around are amazing. Also, the church, the old kitchen, museums, etc. are quite interesting.

Thank Doru C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It takes 370 steps to get to the Megalo Meteoro Monastery. After seeing the sanctuary, gardens, ossuary with monk's skulls, tools of the past you climb back down these steps added in 1920. The sanctuary paintings are not as well preserved due to the humidity.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the monasteries are superb. Hard work to get to, but worth the effort. They have been restored a bit too much (new frescos will take 100 years to look real!) but generally they are amazing. Literally. Tour buses are hell!

Thank gra1Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited three Monasteries in three hours. Megan, Varlaam, and St. Stephens. St. Stephens was a bad experience due to the wall to wall people - insane. Varlaam was the exact opposite - heavenly. Megan was nice and a must see, but it felt a...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The view was great, but you can also get most of it from outside and from the stairs. The entrance fee is 3 euro/person. Originally you have to cover your shoulders and knees, but no one really cared. We went there straight for opening, but...More

Thank Klaudia K
Reviewed 31 May 2018

It is our second time to Meteora and we always enjoy all the monasteries. Be prepared to walk up lots of steps. The experience is fascinating.

Thank Carol A
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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!
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