Agios Stefanos
Agios Stefanos
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It is the most easily accessible monastery. The interior is splendid. Paintings are fabulous. Views are spectacular!
Written 15 April 2024
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cnanrw
Carlsbad, NM896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Among the many monasteries in the area, this monastery was included in our tour. While I’m not a religious man, the place was awe inspiring. Interesting how throughout its history of centuries, how it was built and maintained before roads were built.
Somehow I injured my forearm (not seriously) and one of the nuns saw the blood and the look on her face was of terror. Another nun brought a paper towel to blot the wound while a third nun sprayed the wound with hydrogen peroxide and betadine then covered with a dressing. I asked to leave a donation but she said, “no, no, no. Goodbye’ rather quickly.
The scenery was beautiful, looking out over Kalabaka. Time well spent.
Written 9 June 2023
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Virginia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
If you are just initiating yourself to the ways of Meteora, you will soon learn that women are required to don long scarf-like skirts over their own apparel at the monasteries — even if arriving wearing pants. I don’t really get it, but hey, it’s their monastery. At least one other, Varlaam, requires anyone not bringing their own maxi to pay €3.50 for one.

Perhaps because St. Stephen is a monastery for nuns, women are not charging other women for this obligation; just pick a skirt from the hooks at the entrance and return it as you leave.

But on to the monastery itself. It is by far the easiest to access, no climbing at all, and therefore one of the most popular for large tours. Our hotel advised us to be there by 9:00; we did so closer to 9:30, and already it was quite crowded. By the time we left, it was even more so. You may find yourself having to park a fair distance away.

The views and sights within are very much as other reviewers have described. Some of the nearby monasteries are more spectacular by all accounts, but it really hard to go wrong at any of these monasteries so spectacularly situated, especially if there are limits to your climbing capabilities.

St. Stephen closes two hours for lunch each day all year, 1:30-3:30 during the warmer months, so check and plan ahead.
Written 30 May 2023
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Dan the Viking
Eugene, OR156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This one was open when others were not. Great history section inside and make sure you are wearing clothes that are appropriate. They have some skirts for people whose ankles are showing.
Written 9 February 2023
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Questovia
Wells, ME1,171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We were delighted by this beautiful abbey and the incredible history that surrounds it. How excellent they have been able to complete almost of the restorations since its bombing in World War II. A peaceful and serene place with a lovely rose garden.
Written 2 November 2022
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Aida G
Glasgow, UK818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The most easily accessible monastery. It's small enough to see in 20 minutes, however, I would recommend leaving more time to not rush, A chapel, a courtyard, and a small museum make the entire structure accessible to the public. Women must cover their legs even if they are wearing pants, and admission is 3€.
Written 27 August 2022
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Eyal Asher
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
One of the monasteries in Meteora
Sitting like all the monasteries on top of a high cliff.
The monastery is built of several buildings, some of which are used as a museum, has a charming garden and a terrace with amazing views.
It is possible to arrive by car.
Parking is free but admission costs money.
And the most important thing, if you are with small children, to get to this monastery there are no stairs at all.
Worth a visit
Written 3 July 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Quite busy with many tour groups as it is just 100 metres flat walk from the bus turning circle to the entrance. The volume of people detracted a little for us. The small chapel though was very impressive. If you can only make 2 or 3 monasteries one to miss.
Written 3 July 2022
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Philip_Bolster
Groningen, The Netherlands898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
This monastery is the most easy reachable one. No steps. Only a broad stone bridge, which is even doable for people suffering from acrophobia. Great views from the terrace over the valley and the village of Kalambaka.
Written 22 June 2022
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Alison S
Springfield, MA1,036 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very few steps involved to visit this beautiful monastery. Skirt or scarf covering the knees required for women. Scarves are available to borrow at the entrance. Broad, elegant, gradual steps lead up to the chapel. Frescoes are relatively new with vivid, bright colors. The dark woodwork in the inner sanctum is much older, intricately carved with religious scenes - gorgeous. A lovely patio/garden area provides fantastic views.
Written 18 May 2022
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