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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.
Monastery of the Great Meteoron Reviews
the biggest of the monasteries of Meteora region. Many interesting things to see inside and of course a fantastic view all around. I would recommend that one visits it early in the morning as it is a.... more »
Arrived at the Great Meteora Monastery after a hike up the mountain. As with the surrounding nature the Monastery was a fantastic site with a very rich history. It is however a great pitty that the... more »
Was a great place to visit. Loads of history and things to learn and find out about if you are into that kind of stuff. View was brilliant. Enjoyed my visit here.
Breathtaking views at the biggest monastery of Meteora! About 300 stairs to climb up but the view is amazing! Visit the church and pay attention on the iconography. Walk down the stairs to the museum of Old holy books and relics.
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