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Tours to Varlaam Monastery
BOOK WITH VIATOR Meteora: Unveiling the Secrets in a Half-Day Small Group Tour
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Local Agency - 1 day by Train Athens to Meteora in English or Spanish
Duration: 13h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Sunset Tour: Discovering Meteora's Secrets in a Small Group
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Meteora Cultural Tour from Kalambaka train station
Tours from $54 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Trails of Tranquility: Small Group Meteora Hiking Adventure
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Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora 3 Days - 2 Nights
Tours from $297 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 2-Days to Top Unesco Sites of Delphi & Meteora - Great Lunch included
Tours from $1,070 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 Days Rail Tour from Athens to Meteora and Delphi
Tours from $406 ›
Varlaam Monastery reviews
As we were visiting Meteora monasteries on a Wednesday we did : 1) Varlaam 2) Great Meteoron 3) Rousanos Varlaam is nice to start as it’s one of the « main » monastery at Meteora next to Great...
As we were visiting Meteora monasteries on a Wednesday we did : 1) Varlaam 2) Great Meteoron 3) Rousanos Varlaam is nice to start as it’s one of the « main » monastery at Meteora next to Great... more »
This was the second monastery we visited. The Fresco and barrel room were good, views from the monastery were ok. But if you were to go to the observation deck - this would be one of the more...
This was the second monastery we visited. The Fresco and barrel room were good, views from the monastery were ok. But if you were to go to the observation deck - this would be one of the more... more »
I really loved this monastery and would climb those stairs daily to enjoy the incredible view and the peaceful patio area. The church as very descriptive frescoes and the woodworking is quite...
I really loved this monastery and would climb those stairs daily to enjoy the incredible view and the peaceful patio area. The church as very descriptive frescoes and the woodworking is quite... more »
We didn’t know that they are not open on Friday, so we went back again on Saturday. A pleasant walk (lots of stairs) up to the monastery, but it can be challenging to some people, We were there in the early morning, so we could not capture a lot of photos because of the direct sun. But the view from the monastery was indeed magnificent (just like other monasteries nearby). Interesting toilet door (automatic gate), too.
Breathtaking views of the monastery and the surrounding area. It is just amazing how these monasteries were built on these rocks. Then the beauty of the monasteries themselves is so impressive. It is just amazing to visit this wonder of faith and engineering.
Top notch, over the top, great balconies and patios to get views of all the surrounding pinnacles. It's a little pricey at 9.50 Euro, and they are very particular about women wearing a skirt
Beautiful piece of work from the builders, decorators and the monks keeping it in this state of art. Really a site to behold. Duly recommend seeing this monastery, or any other monastery of Meteora complex, for that matter. This one is amazingly painted and a little flexible on the dress code.
The most beautiful monastery I have ever seen in my life! The flowers, the buildings, the church, everything is beyond beautiful and gives you such a calming feeling. There are quite some stairs to go up to reach it, but it is 100% worth it, and it is not that bad. There are a few spots for parking, but eventually people park along the street wherever possible since there is no space, so you will need to leave the car a bit far and then walk up. There is a small souvenir shop inside the monastery, with handmade items, icons etc. There is also a canteen outside the entry, so you can have something to eat or drink, which is good in this heat. As in all monasteries, women need to be in a long skirt and with covered shoulders, men with longer than knee pants. If not, there are skirts to buy in the entrance. Entry is 3 euros for tourists, but as a Greek person though I did not have to pay anything, which was a pleasant surprise.
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