Meteora, roughly translated as "suspended in the air," serves as one of the largest and historically most significant Eastern Orthodox monastery complexes in Greece, inscribed on the World Heritage List. The complex consists of a group of monasteries reachable only by narrow staircases painstakingly cut into steep sandstone cliffs. Orthodox monks settled in this region in the 11th century, originally building 24 monasteries, six of which remain intact. Each monastery possesses an important collection of precious sacred manuscripts and medieval frescoes, representing some of the finest examples of post-Byzantine painting. Wear shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Also take note to wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders when entering the monasteries. Our Kalambaka itinerary builder makes visiting Meteora and other Kalambaka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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υπεροχο και μοναδικο μερος!!!!ευκολη προσβαση στα μοναστηρια!!ενα τοπιο τελειως διαφορετικο!!ανεπανάληπτη εμπειρια!!amazing and unique part!!!! easy access to monasteries!! a landscape worth teleiws!! unrepeatable experience!!!!View original
splendida location naturalistica. meravigliosi e ben tenuti i monasteri che però sono tutti rifatti recentemente è offrono un accoglienza davvero scarna nonostante il prezzo davvero contenuto.the beautiful location. beautiful and well kept the monasteries but they are all redone recently offer a genuinely fierce despite the very low price.View original
Потрясающие виды! очень необычные монастыри. Можно посмотреть, как жили раньше. Доступно как для взрослых, так и для детей. Обязательно к посещению. На просмотр всех монастырей потратили 4 часа. Думал... more »Stunning views! very unusual monasteries. You can see how people lived before. Available for both adults and children. Be sure to visit. To view all the monasteries have spent 4:00. Need more thought.View original
Pictures of Meteora are beautiful but honestly they don't do it justice; Meteora is breathtakingly beautiful both for its natural geography and for the ancient monasteries. Be sure to stay long enough to visit some of the monasteries during the day (entrance fee charged and appropriate dress required-but they have loaners) and for the incredible sunset at night.
Philip J. Kreis
These monasteries are just incredible. The Great Meteoron Monastery has grown enough to house all of its monks and also to serve as a museum. For 3€ you can visit half of the building, 3 or 4 exhibitions inside and wander around the outside patios to be amazed by breathtaking views.
One of the worst place I've visited in Europe: - ridiculously crowded - it's all a business (nuns TURN OFF VOTIVE CANDLES to make other people use them again and economize!!.... no words...) - u have to pay 3 euro for person for each montastery to see almost nothing... (the church and a room or 2) - no need of long clothes, they prepared skirts and everything to get as much turists as possible.. - they open at "9.00" but u can enter way before, but if there is a micro-museum indoors u can be sure it doesn't open at 9.00!! (at 9.30 was still closed!) - we went to the bigger monastery and, only when we reached the top, we discovered that it was closed all the morning cause of a mass!! not even a sign of that!.. - the only worth thing is the landscape
Wojciech Hubert Agaciak
Amazing views and architecture. You need to be dressed properly to visit monastery, but there is option to tent special cover for men and women. If you have in plans to visit Greece - keep this place as must see.
Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos
One of the top attractions of Greece. Unique landscape of huge sandstone rocks towering over the plain, with monasteries (initially inaccessible) on top of them. Great opportunity for beautiful photographs. Allow a few hours to visit this place. Highly recommended.
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