Religious Sites in Kalambaka

Religious Sites in Kalambaka, Greece

Religious Sites in Kalambaka

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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
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    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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  • Tas G
    Athens, Greece1,421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meteora have 6 or 7 monasteries. This one is one of the so called touristic, which means that is being visited by many groups especially on the morning hours which makes it very crowded and not a place that you can have an easy access or to explore it.
    Parking is a little bit hard but the scenery is something amazing.
    Many stairs but not difficult to climb up. Amazing views from the top and clean areas to see. Is one of the bigger monasteries but crowded. Shop was not so organised and the guy that was working there wanted us to go out because he wanted to go somewhere. For shopping souvenirs better go to the monasteries that are not touristic.
    Top things of this monastery is the huge barrel and the old lift that was kept preserved with all the old instruments which are not working anymore
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • 2016Annette13
    Baden, Switzerland218 contributions
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    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
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    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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  • Matthew P
    London, UK5,351 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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  • ELENA K
    Athens, Greece49 contributions
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    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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  • 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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  • Chaitanya
    Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We tried hiking to the Ypapanti monastery - but were unable to find a trail or way to reach the base.
    The monastery was closed and it would have been tough to visit. It is not very popular and hence not easily accessible.
    We were unable to find a way and would definitely need someone with more knowledge to show how to get there.

    We were able to get into a position to see the monastery from a bit closer and it was beautiful and a monastery we would have definitely would have loved to explore.
    It is build on the side of the rock face in the middle of the rock and has rock as its back wall and facing the sun at noon.

    Definite a monastery I would visit if possible.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Tricia S
    Rochdale, UK21 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Situated high in the mountains this is still a living monastery and amazing site with colourful art work on the walls and ceilings - frescoes and creative woodcraft.. Women cannot wear any type of trousers and will be given a wrap around skirt if they arrive in trousers. No photography. Very popular and hard to appreciate the artwork in a crowded room. Gift shop.
    Written 23 April 2024
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