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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A cidade é uma gracinha, muitos restaurantes, lojas, bares e hóteis, o impressionante são os monastérios construidos nas alturas, inacreditável como conseguiram construir num lugar tão inacessível, va... more »The city is a cute, many restaurants, shops, bars and hotels, the impressive are the monasteries built on the heights, unbelievable how they managed to build in a place so inaccessible, is worth knowing.View original
Потрясающе красивые виды открываются со смотровых площадок, особенно на закате. Монастыри впечатляют необычным расположением, но внутри них довольно скучно, если вы не паломник, а просто турист. Вход ... more »Stunningly beautiful open views from the observation, especially at sunset. Monasteries are impressive in an unusual arrangement, but inside them is pretty boring if you are not a pilgrim, but simply a tourist. The entrance to each of the monasteries worth € 3 per person, working time them with up to 9 3:00 pm, except for the monastery "St. Stephen", which is open until 5:00 pm. A mandatory condition of passage in monasteries-modest clothing closed. Women Capes are issued if you in pants. In these places very much hungry dogs and cats bring food for them, please.View original
Csodálatos természeti környezet, látogatható kolostorok, aktív pihenés a múlt egy darabjának megismerése. more »A wonderful natural environment, you can visit monasteries, active rest a piece of the past.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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