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Meteora - Greece

Meteora (Greek: Met�ora) is one of the gems of Greece. Located near the towns of Kalampaka and Kastraki in northwestern Thessaly it consists of a number of rock pinnacles topped with a total of 24 monasteries.

The following monasteries can be visited and are located nearby the road circuiting Meteora. Clockwise you'll find:
  • Agiou Nikolaou monastery (St. Nickolas Anapausas)
  • Agias Varvaras Rousanou monastery (St. Barbara)
  • Varlaam monastery
  • Megalou Meteorou monastery (Great Meteoron)
  • Agias Triados monastery (Holy Trinity)
  • Agiou Stefanou monastery (St. Stephen, the only monastery for women)

An entrance fee is expected by some monasteries which might be about � 2. Inexpensive, mass produced icons may be purchased in the monasteries for as little as � 1. They do not have the variety of the factories, however.