Meteora, Kastraki

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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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  • And it really looks cool I thought to be the same rock Jean massage discrete Maysan great great version I want to walk to the monastery every day of the week, take a break and I heard some power Agia Adama manual House kalambaka town tree-it took nearly an hour near a steep shortcut though was a wise choice
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  • What a beautiful sight. If you are driving up from the village you can see isolated high peak mountains with monasteries. A beautiful face, great to watch. You should definitely visit some monasteries. The history, the incredibly handsome building of these monasteries, the hoisting formerly of people. Very interesting. Go here. A top attraction.
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  • Yes Kastraki and Kalambaka are worth to be seen. Full of small shops and terraces so very attrayants.Comme reason you see meteors the main reason for our visit.
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  • Amazing and out of this world landscape with an interesting story. The impenetrable monasteries are perched proudly on the rocks from a distance. The historical way to the top was to get hoisted up a rope and a net. The modern way is to hike up steep steps which reveals amazing views. The monasteries are beautiful and well kept.
  • The Meteora Monasteries are really out of this world. They stand on weird rock pillars but once you have climbed the steps to the monastery then you are in a most holy and quiet place. The views are spectacular and the price is only €3 per person. No restaurants are available so take drinks with you especially on a hot day. The Monasteries are difficult to reach for persons with mobility impairment. Try to go after 12 so as to avoid the coach tourists. Check website as each monastery is closed at least on one weekday. Enjoy the experience. Really worth a visit.
  • Should be listed as one of the true wonders of the World. First, the view. It's really difficult (if not impossible) to describe the sweeping beauty of the centuries old monasteries built on the top of rocks framed by surrounding mountains and small villages. Then the monasteries themselves. Some of them are not very easy to visit (although it's not as difficult as you might think based on clever pictures), some of them are just a few easy steps from the parking lots. Extremely well maintained, amazing interior, the best samples of the Greek Church. People around here are not exactly very friendly. They keep a certain distance mostly because of the huge number of visitors. Guides are very knowledgeable.
  • Extraordinary piece of nature. Well worth a visit. We stayed in Kalampaka for 1 night. We took the bus to the top and walked back down. We visited one monastery which did the trick for us. On our walk we passed by different great viewpoints. After a while, you can take the monk's path down back to Kalabaka. About a 30' walk through nature with views from below this time.
  • A must visit place. Unique landscape and true treasure of heritage. A history of survival that motivates and makes you reflect how to take courage and protect whats is dear to the end.
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