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Varlaam Monastery

Kalambaka, Greece
0432/22-277
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Incredible! A great moment

I am not really religious... But I had a great spiritual moment at this place. I'll never forget... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Troglodyte75
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L'Assomption, Canada
VARLAAM VIEWS AND VISTAS

Varlaam is an astonishing monastery perched above the valley and the views stretch forever to snow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
acandkc
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Richland, Washington
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Founded in 1517, this monastery houses a valuable collection of Byzantine relics.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tiny chapel” (4 reviews)
“water barrel” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Kalambaka, Greece
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0432/22-277
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"nearby town"
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"building materials"
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"spectacular views"
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"well worth the visit"
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"the cliff"
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"greek history"
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"worth the climb"
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"take your time"
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"on the rocks"
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"dress code"
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"few steps"
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"covered shoulders"
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"long skirt"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really religious... But I had a great spiritual moment at this place. I'll never forget it. Gotta be on your bucket list.

Thank Troglodyte75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Varlaam is an astonishing monastery perched above the valley and the views stretch forever to snow covered mountains. This monastery has a fair number of steps but it's doable. The first chapel depicts all the various terrible tortures that befell the saints; the inner chapel...More

Thank acandkc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery dates back to the 16th century, but has been updated considerably since then. However, the interior paintings are still the originals, only cleaned. Access is through some 170 steps up from the parking lot. Ten munks now live here, and we saw them...More

Thank Reslysten54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this time of year, Meteora is only starting to get crowded, so we were lucky to get inside without any delays. The view one can see from this place is plainly divine. Learning more about the beginnings of this place can leave any with...More

Thank Mārcis L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treasure and so beautifully perched. The story of preservation by the two brothers and their persistence is very moving. The setting is stupendous. Well worth the visit!

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just like Gran Meteoron monastery next door, Varlaam is a MUST SEE. If your time is limited, make sure to see these two monasteries and you can skip the rest. Both Gran Meteoron and Varlaam have small museums and gift shops. Do not miss the...More

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

quite easy to access and very near the grand meteoro. best spot to go for viewing is on its parking spot but also from the nearby monastery.

Thank Marv E
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This monastery is a must do in meteora, the architecture and the view are incredible. There are a few steps to get up there but it's worth it ! An interesting experience.

Thank wanderlunicorn
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

All of these buildings are worth a visit.The views of Meteora( the whole area) and other Monasteries from here are superb. If you love photography this whole area is stunning, early morning or sunset are stunning.

Thank kevenhyde
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

the monastery is not far, good for visiting in half an hour, it has a good view, a little shop which is full of icons and paintings, a little meuseum and a new chuch

Thank MortezaArdebili
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