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Monastery in Meteora

Moni Megalou Meteorou

The best known of the Meteora monasteries, Moni Megalou Meteorou is an imposing form built on the highest rock in the valley, 613m above sea level. Founded by St Athanasios in the 14th century, it became the richest…
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Moni Agias Triados

Of all the monasteries at Meteora, Moni Agias Triados has the most remote feel, plus the longest approach. It was featured in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. The views here are extraordinary, and the sm…
Viewpoint in Meteora

Psaropetra Lookout

For a panoramic break from visiting the monasteries, visit the rambling Psaropetra lookout, 300m east of the signposted fork northeast of Moni Varlaam.
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Moni Agias Varvaras Rousanou

Access to Moni Agias Varvaras Rousanou is via a small wooden bridge. The beautiful coloured-glass-illuminated katholikon (principal church of a monastic complex) is the highlight here, with superb frescoes of the Re…
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Moni Agiou Nikolaou

Moni Agiou Nikolaou is the nearest moni to Kastraki, just 2km from the village square to the steep steps leading to the moni. Many people bypass this, but they shouldn't. The monastery was built in the 15th century …
Cave in Meteora

Theopetra Cave

Since 2016, Theopetra Cave (4km southeast of Kalambaka) has been closed by the Greek government, due to fear of landslides. Enquire with Visit Meteora for current status. Elements of the cave indicate the evolution …
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Moni Agiou Stefanou

Moni Agiou Stefanou was built in 1798 and is dedicated to St Charalambos. In recent years, Greek hagiographer Vlassios Tsotsonis has been repainting the katholikon (principal church of a monastic complex) – depictin…
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Moni Varlaam

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. …
Landmark in Meteora

Doupiani Rock

Constructed in the late-12th century, Doupiani Rock was the site of the region’s first church, Panaghia Doupani, where hermits gathered for Sunday liturgy. These days, the rock is the choice for beginner climbers.
Landmark in Meteora


The adrachti, or obelisk/spindle, a striking column visible from anywhere in Kastraki, is considered the geological heart of Meteora.