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Monastery of the Great Meteoron, Kalambaka

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Religious Site
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 monastery was close on Thusday so we had to go early in the morning on Wednesday. Fantastic place - very beautiful and very spiritual!  more »
  • This is the largest monastery in the area with the most visitors. Aim to go around lunchtime. There is a lot to see. Make sure you see the old kitchen and the cellar. Very impressive how they used to ...  more »
  • Amazing experience visiting the Great Metroron Monastery which is now inhabited by only 4 monks. Magnificent church  more »