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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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  • Beautiful monastery with many places to visit. Small museums, exhibitions and great views as all the monasteries of Meteora. Intended enough ascent and steps for this need to wear comfortable shoes. Women need to wear a skirt that is given and the entrance of the monastery for those not proetoimasmenes. We will see in all the monasteries of Meteora.
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  • This is far from Athens but spend 2 days there is a very good time. 6 monasteries to visit. Well informed on schedules, particularly in low season.
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  • Great view from the top of vrahou, Kalambaka is at the root of the rocks and the houses of APO psila is like koyklospita with kokkines skepes from the colour of the tile roof In elampan in Istanbul; Sun the dinner the korfes Pindou. The Holy Monastery built on top of vrahou, with extremely keimilia and moyseiaka exhibits interesting shape, beauty and sanctity. should all be the episkeytoyne. Big problem the many steps for someone who has difficulty in badisi.
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