Kalambaka Landmarks

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Kalambaka Landmarks

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  • Sonja C
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place. I think it is 24 monasterys built on the top of 400 metar high climbs. 6 of them is open for visiting. Wiew from the top is stunning.
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Coastal39022833675
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the sunset experience and the hiking to the monasteries. Both activities were unforgettable experiences with guides that had a lot of knowledge about the area, the traditions, the religious celebrations, the architecture …. We had fun and we learned so much and certainly would not have the same relaxing experience if we did the visit by ourselves.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • D L
    Toronto, Canada18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a spontaneous stop we made on our drive, and I'm so glad we took the hour to stop. It was an experience like no other.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • 2016Annette13
    Baden, Switzerland218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful place! And what a view, to look at from below and to look from above to Kalambaki and surroundings. And to think that humans built that unimaginable methods and power.
    It's not as difficult to walk up to as it might seem. And if you need a breather, just püretend to take pictures. There are many reasons to do so.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • cnanrw
    Carlsbad, NM935 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Tas G
    Athens, Greece1,421 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the 3 monasteries we visited this one was the most traditional and interesting one. It is not crowded and not touristic. You need to take steps down from the main road inside an amazing forest to reach the final steps up to the monastery. The staff is very kind and helpfull. The interior is very beautiful and very clean. The shop had the most amazing and beaautiful souvenirs of the area and we regret it that we didnt take more things from there is in the city of Kalampaka you do not find so beautiful souvenirs.
    Is one of the highest recommended monasteries to visit.
    The only negative which is found in all monasteries is the public bathroom which to tell the truth is broken and disgusting. No hygiene at all. Its a shame for a place like this, for a monastery that earns so much money for a religious place to have a bathroom worse than a third division football stadium.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Cindy W
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the amazing monasteries was incredible. Beyond words in wonder. How the monks managed to build these are incredible feats of engineering.
    Definitely spend a day here. It won’t soon be forgotten.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • BRDman7
    Vancouver, Canada348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed seeing this small monastery while in the area and catching a glimpse of what life would have been like here over the centuries.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • celia s
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally alone, friendly lady, breathtaking church, little pearl in the village you can reach easily from the square but also by the path down from the meteora. We were 3, my sons of 11 and 13, we tried to understand the " cartons" from the past. They liked it but we are a museum visiting family but I think it is also for children fascinating if you stay not too long and look together.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Matthew P
    London, UK5,423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful ancient church a must visit if you find your self in Kalambaka. Old wall painting and a massive pulpit inside, you can see what has changed over its history.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible to see and visit, just the journey to get to the monastery is spectacular.

    Wouldn't say that Saint Nicholas Monastery itself is amazing although still nice to walk around and see the artwork and interior design, view from roof top is also great, but the amazement comes with the how the hell did they build something like this all those years ago.

    Like all the monasteries you visit you are in awe that these monasteries-built centuries ago with no hydraulics etc.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • ELENA K
    Athens, Greece49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's about 82 kms away from Trikala and it's open from April 1st till October 31st, every day 10am.-18pm. except Wednesdays and it's free to the public.There's no other church like it in Greece as it has 13 domes ( The 12 domes represent the 12 Apostles and the main dome Christ.Its architecture is unique and rare. Just AMAZING!!
    If you are in Meteora, Kalambaka or Metsovo you must absolutely visit it.Few minutes before you reach the church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) there's a taverna near the river which serves simple but Delicious cheap food.
    Written 21 August 2016
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  • Chaitanya
    Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Stephans monastery does not involve any climbing and hence is probably the most visited as it has direct entry from road.
    You can get great photos from out.side, viewpoints provide beautiful views of town and monastery.
    From inside - the monastery has a beautiful courtyard and nice gardens with great views.
    Lots of tour buses and walk in crowd visit the monastery.
    Walking around the inside takes 20 mins, but also because its too crowded to do much.
    Definitely worth stopping by.

    3 euro - entry fee pp
    Open on Sunday
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • itzibitzi
    zurich401 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is very special to look at things which up to 130'ooo years old!
    One can hardly believe it. Not understanding that much about history nor about archeology both of us were still very thrilled to the age of the item we were seeing
    Written 4 July 2016
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  • RIA P
    Athens, Greece65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking, religious experience. Whether you believe in God or not, you will feel His presence in air.
    Written 19 February 2020
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