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Monastery of the Great Meteoron, Kalambaka

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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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  • Visiting the site is quite physical up but the Museum and buildings contain wonders.
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  • The place itself is easily accessible by car or bus from the parking lot is a 5-minute walk from the entrance. About 300 two you can expect while we're going to the monastery. Also, there are various exhibitions and the monastery chapel. The chapels are 100% covered with paintings. Views from up to all kinds of methods are well worth the visit. The entry fee is: €3
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  • Go to all the kloosters. You have to pay 3 euro per person and it's worth it. The climb can be high, around 250 step stears.  more »

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Although it appears as a sleepy town nestled against a landscape of rugged cliffs, Kalambaka boasts over 30 hotels offering traditional Greek hospitality and modern amenities. Spacious rooms with views of the surrounding countryside come with secure parking, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. For something a bit more atmospheric, consider staying at one of the local guesthouses, which offer simply furnished but comfortable rooms and quick access to the region's world-famous monastic complex.
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