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. To visit Monastery of the Great Meteoron and other attractions in Kalambaka, use our Kalambaka trip itinerary planner .
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  • Most interesting monastery, visited first and we did very well, starting from the highest place we headed to the rest ...
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  • Is reasonably priced with great beauty and absolute quietness. More joy galini and see the exhibits in the Museum which syntiroyntai unique in excellent condition. Bravo to the monks cells for the work that they do.
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  • Although quite popular and relatively full of people the Big Meteoro was still breathtaking. it was well worth the climb. Inside it is a little too touristic but the views are stunning, the whole area...  more »
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