We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Megalo Meteoro Monastery

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Kalambaka 42200, Greece
Name/address in local language
Book In Advance
More Info
US$366.91*
and up
3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens
More Info
US$69.78*
and up
Private Tour: Meteora Tour with Transport from Kalambaka
More Info
US$1,110.51*
and up
7-Day Greece Grand Tour: Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Lefkadia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 776 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
the greatest of all monasteries in Meteora

The monastery Megalo Meteora is the biggest of all the 5 monasteries in Meteora. Amazing the frescoes from XIV century of italian influence in the chatolikon (the church), the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
FrancescoMu
Add Photo Write a Review

776 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 237: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The monastery Megalo Meteora is the biggest of all the 5 monasteries in Meteora. Amazing the frescoes from XIV century of italian influence in the chatolikon (the church), the cellar, still furnished with ancient tools and the icons museum guarded in the ancient church. The Monastery is provided with a nice souvenirs shop. Entrance fee is 3€...as much as a... More 

Helpful?
Thank FrancescoMu
Tirana, Albania
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Megalo Meteoron Monastery is UNIQUE. Never seen something like this before. One of the must see monastery if you choose not to se them all. Inside there are various museums the gift shop you can buy souvenirs and the view is breathless.

Helpful?
Thank SHN20142014
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing monastery, the biggest one.There are hundred steps down and two hundred steps up but no that difficult.There is a shop where you can buy souvenirs, olive oil, honey etc

Helpful?
Thank Lovetotravel1002
Washington DC
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Quite a bit more crowded and quite a few more steps to climb than the nearby Varlaam but well worth it as there is so much more to see at this Grand Meteora Monastery. The gorgeous views, the mysterious vibes and ambiance are beyond describable by mere mortal words.

Helpful?
Thank Kin_DCWashingtonDC
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Unbelievable view - a monastery on top of a rock. Hard to imagine how people could build it in such secluded place , how much time and effort it took them. Beautiful scenery of the mountains and the valley, very nice grounds. Humbling and spiritual experience. Great hotels, restaurants and taverns at town Calambaka just few miles away, good place... More 

Helpful?
Thank 500Alex2012
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
529 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Yes so this is the best one.... Incredible views and close enough to Varlaam for a visit. Beautiful serene sacristy. Amazing structure on the edge of heaven!

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca C
Hualien, Taiwan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nine months ago I went to the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. Upon arriving, I was amazed by the precipitous mountains with some Eastern Orthodox monasteries dotting the top of them. It looked too special to keep my eyes off it. The monastery was so high that we needed to climb hundreds of steps to reach it. However, the landscape... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 很Q的Q毛
Level Contributor
68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The biggest and the king of all monasteries in Meteora. Very interesting with lots of paintings and frescos all around. Spent the longest here among all monasteries. A must if you can only choose 1 monastery to visit.

Helpful?
Thank Alex L
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lots of stairs to get to the monastery. Entry to all monasteries is 3 Euro. If you are staying in Kalambaka, catch the early morning bus and walk back. You will miss all he crowds.

Helpful?
Thank Wakhoworld
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
270 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This monastery, like the others, has a very remarkable chapel with beautiful artwork, paintings, etc. It also has a small room filled with the skulls of the previous monks who lived in the monastery. When you enter, walk up the walkway and take an immediate right. The small door with the small look through window is the room with the... More 

Helpful?
Thank tinaNtravel

Travellers who viewed Megalo Meteoro Monastery also viewed

Kastraki, Kalambaka
Kalambaka, Trikala Region
 
Kalambaka, Trikala Region
 

Been to Megalo Meteoro Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Megalo Meteoro Monastery and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Megalo Meteoro Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?