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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  • August 16, 2017
    The big Meteor is the largest of the monasteries of the region and has shaped the interiors like Museum. Beyond the religious devotion that causes the space given the opportunity to see many pictures of modern Greek history. Iepiskepsi will take approximately one and a half to two hours.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You'll have your eyes! What wonderful site. Despite the heat, you'll want to visit all the monasteries. You forget the number of stairs to climb.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Without words to see this monument and its monasteries as well placed at the top of every mountain rocosa.preciosa guided tour.
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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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