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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Holy monastery of Megalo Meteoro, Meteora

Megalo Meteoro monastery or Holy Monastery of Grand Meteoron  (dedicated to the Transfiguration of Jesus) is the oldest, the largest and the most historic monastery in the impressive and religious area of Meteora. It was founded in the 14th century AD by Osios Athanasios Meteoritis and is full of religious monuments and traditions.

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Access to Meteora area

Meteora is located at the prefecture of Trikala in Thessaly, Greece. It is an area of impressive and unique geological formations with huge and tall rocks that stand out on a plain area where Kalambaka city is build. (Meteora belong to Unesco world heritage monument list) The way to go to Meteora is by the capital city of Trikala from which you follow the sings to Kalambaka. It is an easy straight road for its most part with length around 25 kilometers. You may also check out our embedded Google map for further details.

Megalo Meteoro sights

During your visit to Megalo Meteoro monastery don’t forget to visit the traditional kitchen that was build at 1557 AD where some unique utensil are displayed and still used, the old dinning room build at 1557 also, a characteristic sample of monastic architecture of these times and the sacristy that was used back then as hospital and nursing home. In addition, at Megalo Meteoro monastery you will have the chance to view some very old and valuable Byzantine religious paintings, holy relics and rare manuscripts.

Meteora Hotels at Kalampaka city and Kastraki

Meteora is a very popular tourist Greek destination. It is the unique and spectacular landscape with the respective geological value and interest combined with the spiritual and religious character of the area that attracts so many people in this part of Thessaly in Trikala prefecture. Moreover, climbing tourism is growing year after year since people from around the globe learn and discover the amazing climbing possibilities and challenges that Meteora have to offer.

If you want to find the best hotel prices in Kalampaka city (right under the gigantic Meteora rocks) click on Kalampaka hotel rooms.
Moreover, you may also check directly from booking.com hotels at Kalampaka, Kastraki and the surrounding area.

Meteora Hotels at Kalampaka city and Kastraki

Meteora is a very popular tourist Greek destination. It is the unique and spectacular landscape with the respective geological value and interest combined with the spiritual and religious character of the area that attracts so many people in this part of Thessaly in Trikala prefecture. Moreover, climbing tourism is growing year after year since people from around the globe learn and discover the amazing climbing possibilities and challenges that Meteora have to offer.

If you want to find the best hotel prices in Kalampaka city (right under the gigantic Meteora rocks) click on Kalampaka hotel rooms.
Moreover, you may also check directly from booking.com hotels at Kalampaka, Kastraki and the surrounding area.

Photos from Megalo Meteoro monastery in Meteora


Meteora area map


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