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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do 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
    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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  • SF S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This a wonderful museum to visit while in the Meteora region. Modern and with a focus on conservation. The upstairs mushroom museum area is incredible. Fun stop!
    Written 24 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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  • Nazim S
    Besancon, France11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Museum is UNFORTUNATELY going to CLOSE down although the material it contains is only one tenth of the what is left in storage. It is one of the most enlightening visits to a museum which contains all the artefacts and original manuscripts of many Greek and French writers. The whole education systme in Greece can be seen through the prism of a visit. The most amazing manuscripts and writings of Aesop's fables were the crown jewel. Our gratitude to Katherina our guide who is passionate about the place and was able to convey all the knowledge to those interested. It was quite an experience to learn the interaction between the French Enlgihtment and its influence on the Greeks. Moreover, the Greeks were inspired by the French moneatry system and they used it. Hence we learn that one franc was equivalent to one drachma. The almost tow hours spent in this museum was worth every minute. It is devasting to learn that this museum is closed due to some property builders. All the material collected, and a lot has never been visible, and donated by a PATRON whose generosity and legacy will be lost.
    Written 10 June 2023
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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, UK5,420 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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  • Samantha H
    Portsmouth, UK39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent 3 short films about Greece, Mount Olympus, the Meteora rocks and the monasteries. The 3-D experience really brings the area alive. There is an option to watch the films in Greek or English .it is a very comfortable viewing area, like a small cinema. The owner was very helpful. Fantastic value for money at just €3. Well worth a visit!
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • happy4travel
    Northern California1,227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such a wonderful place to visit! I’m a library volunteer in my home town and I love to visit other libraries. This is such a lovely place, Kalambaka. The employees are very friendly. It’s quite a nice place. ❤️ I hope to return soon! I’ve fallen in love with Greece!! And their beautiful people. 🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
    Written 29 October 2018
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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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