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Meteora All Day Tour From Athens

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If you’re planning a day trip to Meteora from Athens, your time in Meteora will be limited. Other than fastidiously researching each monastery in advance, having a guide on hand is the most realistic way to guarantee you’ll actually get to see three of the famous monasteries during your half-day in the area. With this full-day excursion from Athens, rest assured that you’ll actually get to share in the wonder of Meteora - instead of risking whittling away all your time as you try to overcome poor planning and logistics.
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GeorgeS1979A wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Out of all the monasteries this was the most organized and advanced in its services, the museum was very informative and the shop had a wide variety of products.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Margarita wrote a review Aug. 2020
Miami, Florida25 contributions25 helpful votes
Like all Meteor it is beautiful, of these two places that you want to stay to contemplate.Itis worth a long visit to admire every detail and feel the peace that lives there.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Irina G wrote a review Aug. 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
Varlam monastery is about 5 min walking distance from another Meteora monastery, the Great Meteoron, and it adds much to the story of the lives of the monks from this incredible historical and religious site. You can watch a silent movie here, made in 1924, about Holy Meteora community and monks’s everyday life, including breathtaking footage of their way of transportation prior stairs had been established. They simply used to wrap themselves into the sort of strings and to rope themselves up and down the rock, using very simple mechanism, which is still on display in the monastery. Try to step close to the edge of the rock and check how you feel: I did not know that I am afraid of the high, and I think it require a lot of courage to undertake such a journey, considering there were no any safety measures at that time, and a lot of them were not young too. But monks had local garden and the allotment at the bottom of the rock, and it required their daily attention, so they used to travel up and down a lot. One of the highlights of the monastery is the huge barrel/ baren of 12000 litres, which had been used to keep vine! Monks knew the secret of good life, for sure. The monastery holds holy relicts and there are still pilgrims there, who come for non- touristic reasons. The view from the terrace is great. The museum is small but it has some old photos, and very nice old icons and beautiful embroidery, one of which has a monk signature, (which is quite unusual) . I was attracted to the icon of Baby Christ : it was very striking looking baby, which resemble “an adult“ more than any modern adults I had meet. The icon depicts grown up soul in the baby’s body and provoke you to question how old are you, yourself, the one who is watching? The gift shop of the monastery does not allow you to use card payment less than €20. We wanted to get produced by monks mountain honey from their, but did not have €6 in cash, unfortunately. The return taxi journey from the Kalambaka/ Kastraki by taxi cost €20.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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In-Yong H wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom657 contributions118 helpful votes
All the monasteries in Meteora are incredible and this place is no exception. The views on the rocks and other monasteries are just stunning. There is a very good museum here about the history and the life in monasteries, as well as a lovely chapel filled with frescoes. As with other monasteries, remember to keep to the dress code and have a mask ready to comply with Covid regulations.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kopela wrote a review Jul. 2020
Prague, Czech Republic21 contributions20 helpful votes
I have been with my family to the monastiria in the central Greece – Meteora. Everyone who would come to the Greek mainland should stop by there, something you would never ever feel in your life and you do not have to be religious, you just have to know what to feel and what you should understand.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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