Best Kalambaka Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Kalambaka

Best Kalambaka Hidden Gem Attractions

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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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  • 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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  • Lemonitsa2011
    Athens, Greece783 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had some extra hours during our visit to the Meteora and decided to go to the Natural History Museum. once there, we decided to purchase the audio guide for 2€ and we are very glad we did. The information provided by the audio tour in congection to the collection of the Museum made for a very informative and interesting visit. The young employees of the Museum answered all our questions and more, proving to be not only exceptionally knowledgable but also extremely patient, polite and communicative. The Museum itself has two sections: one is dedicated to wildlife from various parts of the world, with a focus on birds. There is a special area dedicated to the wildlife of the Meteora region. The second section of the Museum is the Mushroom Museum which we also found interesting. Do not miss the Mushroom Museum gift shop, which among others, sells chocolates with mushrooms! we purchased one and we were intrigued by how well it tasted. I would budget 1-1.5 hours if you do the audio tour.
    Written 20 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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  • 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, UK5,351 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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  • Sitinurak
    135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The owner of the shop was very friendly. We even got discounts for buying few sandals and was given a fridge magnet too. There were so many choices of sandals to select and souvenirs to choose. A must visit when in Kalambaka to pick souvenirs.
    Written 2 September 2019
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  • vladimirs501
    Belgrade, Serbia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was just amazing. We were picked up right from out accommodation and took on a beautiful morning forest hike, visiting some sights otherwise not reachable. At the end of the tour we visited the Monastery of the Great Meteoron and took a relaxing walk downhill to the village. Evan was extremely informative and entertaining. Our warmest recommendation!
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • michael s
    London, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We cannot rate our experience today higher than the exceptional service provided today by Vasilis & team.

    They made our 1/2 day tour fun, informative & safe.

    Vasilis & his wife are clearly passionate about their life work & getting people to cycle rather than bus or drive up the mountain. I was a little apprehensive before setting off, as the mountain roads are steep. This quickly disapated as our lovely guide (also called Vasilis), made regular stops to tell us more about the history of the monastic settlements & check we were all ok.

    The monasteries & nunneries are very special places, but for me today was also very much about the journey, thank you for making it possible.

    Even the fab granola snacks they brought for us as snacks were delicious.

    Thoroughly recommend the trip, don’t take your car/bus, cycle up, you will enjoy it far more.
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • Navigate24359571666
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful private tour with Thanos. He took us to all the main sites and a ton of beautiful view spots. We learnt lots of interesting things during the tour, and had great conversations. Thanos was very flexible and accommodating to our wishes, which made our tour top notch. I warmly recommend this great experience to anyone visiting the region!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • ScottD
    Dartmouth, MA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is absolutely amazing! Truly.

    My wife and I started our 3 week tour of Greece with this two day photo tour of Meteora with our hosts, Chris & Konstantina. They were the best hosts ever. Both very friendly and full of information.

    Konstantina met us when we arrived and made sure we were settled in our hotel; the very nice Storyteller Hotel. Later they took us out for sunset shots of the amazing Meteora area. Then they took us out to dinner at a local area. As dinner companions they were wonderful, with an extensive knowledge of the area as well as just being awesome company.

    The following morning Cris met us for a chilly morning sunrise tour of the area. Providing us with hot coffee for the chilly daybreak; having backup warm outerwear for those who forgot to wear a sweatshirt (like me!); and having an amazing knowledge of photographic technique, (regardless of your level of expertise) are some of the things that separate this couple from the rest out there. Chris helped me with my 35mm camera and had some great instruction for my wife’s iPhone camera. Those phones take some amazing pics!

    If you want a great photographic tour of this spectacular area, book this tour. This couple really know what they’re doing. And since Chris actually grew up in the area, he drove us to places and shot sites that we would NEVER have been able to find on our own - even with GPS!

    Book this tour and you will absolutely NOT regret it. It is worth every cent.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • כמי א
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The team was absolutely woderful full of nice genuine people. Everything was taken care of to the max regarding food, safety and the activity itself. We had a blast.
    Written 29 June 2021
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