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Visiting Meteoras in Greece, Kalambaka

 
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added on 23rd of November, 2006

Near the city of Kalambaka lie those big monasteries carved into the rocks, called Meteoras. It's a wonderful pace, the landscape is amazing, there are loads of spots for picknick and hiking is a pleaseure here.

The nuns up there in the monasteries are very very kind. They sell soaps, honey, jam and other things made by them, it's wonderful. The roads are also really good, which actually surprised me, so don't hesitate to come by car, it's an about four hours drive from Athens.

You must see the Meteoras!!!

 

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Vacation in Greece - overview

1. Aug 5, 2006 Accomodation in Paralia (Paralia)
2. Aug 7, 2006 Visiting Meteoras in Greece (Kalambaka)  (* 5)
3. Aug 9, 2006 Special trip to Mount Olymp (Larisa)  (* 3)

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zdanko wrote on Oct 14, 2008:
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szbogi wrote on Mar 15, 2007:
Not the rocks but the monasteries are called Meteoras, but that's ok. I hope you will have time once to write more about this trip... Bye
 
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Meteora experiences in Geece - Jun 12, 2009, by angel
There were a few organized trips from which we could choose during our stay. The first we chose was the trip to the Meteoras. The Meteora is a complex of six monasteries which are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. It is said that... Read more »

Quick facts about Meteora, Greece - Apr 15, 2009, by cipristb
Meteora is the second best known monastic settlement on the Greece teritory afther Athos Montain. Meteora is situated on the north-west parte of The Tesaly Plain not far away from the city of Kalambaka. This trend was incurred due to a... Read more »

Visiting the icon workshop of Kalambaka - Jun 17, 2009, by angel
On our way to the Meteoras we stopped in this little town, Kalambaka. Here is an icon workshop. After we entered this building we saw on the walls many icons, masks and little statues as well. When everybody was in, a lady showed us how an... Read more »

 
 

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