Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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This is the smallest of the 16th-century monasteries.
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,421 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Is one of the monasteries that is not recommended. Skipping the issue that is hard to visit it since it has many steps on a difficult slope. After you reach the entrance then you realise that the whole monastery is under construction. Even the roof is aconstruction site and the interior has nothing to show.
At least inform the guests that is under construction and no need to climb all the way up to realise especially if you need to pay entrance fee for nothing. Friendly advise apart from the bathroom that is also like every other monastery in terrible condition, please dont make holy sites a businees machine
Written 29 April 2024
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Michael F
Winter Haven, FL151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Getting to the top of the monasteries in Meteora is a hike. This one wasn't too bad. They had lots of benches and places to sit as you hiked up the hill. You can take your time, and sit in lovely spots to rest as you hike up. The artwork inside this monastery is beautiful. And the view from the very top is astounding. Worth a visit.
Written 27 June 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
There is a path and then a few stairs to enter into this monastery. At this point after seeing all the other monasteries it was a tough climb, however it was worth. The views are stunning at the top!
Written 3 July 2016
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luvroma2
Reading, PA1,948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
There are lots of steps to climb to reach this monastery, which was built in the 16th century. Since access is difficult, there are no tour groups. The views are spectacular. There are beautiful wall paintings.

It is open every day except Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Entrance fee is 3 euro. Women must wear skirts below the knee (loaner skirts available) and have covered shoulders. Men must wear long pants.
Written 20 May 2015
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Linda C
Birmingham, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Lovely place. Well maintained and allowed gorgeous pictures across the valley. Well worth the €3 entry fee
Written 16 November 2019
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AmrishNewDelhi
New Delhi, India141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Stunning Monastery. Fascinating place to visit despite a bit of a climb. The feeling of calm and spirituality one gets is most rewarding.
Written 27 June 2019
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georgeseouz
New Sweden, ME12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Without a doubt, Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas is one of the most beautiful sightseeings in the world. Highly recommended, do not miss it.
Written 3 March 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
The main advantage of this monastery is its size. It is so small that even one bus excursion group does not fit here. This, in turn, means that these groups will be taken to the Big Meteors and Varlaam, and you can safely walk around to see surrounded by a couple of people. We're up here on the observation desk generally left alone. And that was early August... The monastery is in walking distance and we came by foot from Kalambaka. First you need to go 143 steps to the rock, and then 85 steps in the rock. The monastery was founded in the XIII century. It is named after the founder Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, which is translated from the Greek "The stabilizer". The rock on which the monastery was built is very small, so the buildings were built one above the other, ignoring the architectural and religious canons. The first level is the Chapel of St. Anthony is located on the 1st level. As its altar only 4 sq. m., so make it can only one priest. The beautiful Church of St. Nicholas, built in the XVI century, is located on the 2nd level. and an outstanding artist from Crete — Theophanes Strelitzas Buff. On the 3rd level there are cells, an old refectory, a small Church of St. John the Baptist and vaults where the relics are kept. Tourists are not allowed there. Instead, you have to go upstairs to the observation deck. The species that You are waiting for, reward for perseverance and good physical efforts. The dress code is strict in the monastery. And not only for women, but for men too. All you need to wear a wide pants Like Zaporozhye Cossacks. Uncomfortable to walk in them, they are constantly trying to fly. Therefore, communion to Holiness will be with his pants down.
Written 6 May 2018
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
The Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Anapafsas, is the first Monastery you will view and encounter on our way up to Meteora.

Due to the restricted space, there isn’t a courtyard like the other five monasteries and access to all the different floors, is through an inbuilt internal staircase.

It is the lowest of the six monasteries, but it still provides great views and backdrops.

The monastery is open a shorter time from 9AM to 15.30PM.

Each one is mainly closed on a different day, this one being a Friday.
Written 20 July 2016
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SG G
Sgb21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
it's a nice littel village with a lake of slat water, before it was a see of drinking water, but the they capt the tunnel to sea it has it's own charm
Written 16 August 2014
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