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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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  • great views, unbelievable history .....great to see ! Take a tour of the monasteries , a truly awe inspiring experience. 
    great views, unbelievable history .....great to see ! Take a tour of the monasteries , a truly awe inspiring experience.  more »
  • I visited two of the six monasteries whilst there it was a beautiful serene experience the monasteries themselves are stunning the whole area is a wonderful experience very hard to put into words...I....  more
    I visited two of the six monasteries whilst there it was a beautiful serene experience the monasteries themselves are stunning the whole area is a wonderful experience very hard to put into words...I....  more »
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  • The sight is amazing! The fresh air and the greenery, simply outstanding. Drive carefully there because the roads have scary curves. And don't go alone, you might find it boring. It good place for basic hiking too!
  • 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!

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