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Meteora, Kalambaka

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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. Plan your Meteora visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kalambaka using our Kalambaka day trip planner.
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  • This was a totally beautiful place to visit. We spent a very misty evening, and a sunny morning in the area. It was great to see Meteora in two different weather times. It's just such a beautiful.....  more
    This was a totally beautiful place to visit. We spent a very misty evening, and a sunny morning in the area. It was great to see Meteora in two different weather times. It's just such a beautiful.....  more »
  • Amazing place. Stunning. We loved that place. One of the most interesting places in greece. You must go 
    Amazing place. Stunning. We loved that place. One of the most interesting places in greece. You must go  more »
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  • A nice place! Very beautiful and impressive ! The monasteries are really wonderful. The landscape when you are there is just breathtaking! It's a must go if you are in Greece ! I've never see something like Meteora! This is so beautiful, you have to go there and see it for yourself!
  • As many of the reviewers mentioned before, Meteora is a beautiful and impressive place. Besides visiting the monasteries, you can go hiking, watch amazing sunrises/sunsets, enjoy the delicious food and many other things. My wife, little sons and I were there for 2,5 days and we had really a great time.

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