Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka

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  • Varlaam is a large monastery with stunning views from one of its viewpoints. We didn't find it as interesting as the Great Meteor or that it had the atmosphere so special that the small monasteries had, like Nicolau's, but still the visit is worth it. It is very well maintained and the outside areas are very nice. What we liked the most, in addition to the views, was the bell tower.
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  • This monastery is very beautiful. Great church. There are about 170 steps to negotiate which is similar to all of the monasteries in the area. Of course, GREAT views of the surrounding rocks and other...  more »
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  • Just incredible. Most of the Monasteries have been cleaned and repaired so do not have the ancient, crumbling aura one might expect. Slightly sanitised due to the constant touristic bombardments. But the Chapel and paintings are phenomenal, history incredible and the views are breathtaking
  • I was visited many years before, but now I just wondering how precise they fully renovated the Monastery! The athmosphere and the view is so amazing that in words indescribable! Just recommend to anybody to put on travel destination. I'm sure that I will visit it in my life. For believers sure, and perhaps for non believers a little bit more recommended😊
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