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Monastery of the Great Meteoron, Kalambaka

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
The largest and oldest of the monasteries in Meteora, Monastery of the Great Meteoron gives insight into the former monastic way of life. The original, much smaller monastery was established about 1340 by monk St. Athanasios and was added on to St. Iosaph later. Visit the kitchen, which contains the original bread oven and soup hearth, both hundreds of years old. Look around the carpenter's workshop and cellar to get an idea of daily life for the monks who once lived here. Outside, you'll find the sacristy, where the skulls and bones of former inhabitants are gathered. Plan your Monastery of the Great Meteoron visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kalambaka using our Kalambaka vacation planner.
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  • The largest monastery in Meteora and is accessible only by stairs that must climb to get in religious emotion and awe. I loved the Greek History Museum housed inside with all the keimeilia historical-military. Anyway anyone go Leavenworth to visit.
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  • Fantastic Monastery! Please dress appropriately to show respect: women skirts and men long pants. Absolutely worth the minimal price. 
  • This was the most relaxing of the monasteries we visited. Stunning views across the chasms to other monasteries. Interesting and informative museum areas with posters and photographs of the Greek conf...  read more »
  • The largest of all Meteora monasteries, the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron is a place of peace prayer and worship. There are also several museums of Greek history in adjacent buildings. The view of the valley below is spectacular.
  • Built in 14C, Meteora Monastery stood on top of a 600m cylindrical rock. Then, a Serbian King paid all of his wealth and stayed here as a monk. It was why this monastery looked more luxury than others. If you take a bus to Meteora, it is the last stop.
  • This is like an open monestary to tour in. They have 3 museums inside. One church. A viewing deck. Old kitchen. And a storage of skulls of the dead.
  • So quiet and peaceful Monastery. Entrance 3€
  • Amazing views! Seeing it in person just makes you curious of how it was built.
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