Moni Varlaam

Monastery in Meteora

About 700m down from Moni Megalou, Moni Varlaam has a small museum, an original rope-basket (until the 1930s, the method for hauling up provisions and monks) and fine late-Byzantine frescoes by Frangos Kastellanos. The mural The Blessed Sisois at the Tomb of Alexander the Great shows the great conqueror as a humble skeleton. Look just above the door, past the candles.