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Monasteries of Meteora Timetable and dress code

Do not visit the Monasteries of Meteora when they are closed. Take a look at the time table to see the opening hours, the closed hours depending on the season.

Read a few words about the Meteora area and the Monasteries and take a look in our blog about the Monasteries of Meteora “Suspending in the air”!

The impressive beauty of the towering rocks and the monasteries perched on their tops is living proof of our Spiritual and Cultural Heritage.
Meteora is a vast rock formation placed in central Greece, between the mount range of Pindus and the west plain of Thessaly.

This phenomenon was formed through many series of earth movements which count back to 60 million years ago. Meteora was formed of deposits of stone, sand, and mud from streams flowing into a delta at the edge of a lake, during the Paleogene period. The continuous earth movements pushed the seabed upwards, creating a high plateau, causing many vertical fault lines in the thick layer of sandstone.

What makes Meteora’s appearance special is the uniformity of the sedimentary rock constituents deposited over millions of years leaving few signs of vertical layering, and the localized abrupt vertical weathering. Along with the mountains of Pindus, river Pinios, gorges, and picturesque villages, Meteora is referred to as one of the most exquisite in the world.

The architecturally elaborate monasteries crown the tops and create a landscape of inimitable beauty. In the 10th century A.D. there were 24 monasteries, only 6 of which are active nowadays. It is a unique landscape and spiritual phenomenon of world-wide significance.
Meteora has been declared a Monument of World Cultural Heritage by the UNESKO in 1988.

And don’t forget the Dress Code of the Monasteries of Meteora

  • Dress code is required to enter places of worship and monasteries. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. You don’t want to travel miles and walk hundreds upstairs for nothing…
  • A small amount of walking is involved Due to uneven surfaces. Our tours are not recommended for those with walking disabilities

Monasteries Timetable in Winter

(November 1st to March 31st)

 

St. Stephen’s Nunnery

 Hours: 9:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00.

The monastery stays closed on Mondays.

 (+30)24320-22279


Great Meteoron Monastery

 Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.

The monastery stays closed on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

 (+30)24320-22278


Roussanou Monastery

 Hours: 09:00 to 14:00.

The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.

 (+30)24320-22649  —   www.roussanou.gr


Holy Trinity Monastery

 

 Hours: 10:00 to 16:00.

The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.

 (+30)24320-22220


Varlaam Monastery

 

 Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.

The monastery stays closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

 (+30)24320-22277


St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery

 

 Hours: 09:00 to 16:00.

The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

 (+30)24320-22375  —  agiosnikolaosanapafsas.blogspot.gr


Monasteries Timetable in Summer

(April 1st to October 31st)

 

St. Stephen’s Nunnery

 Hours: 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:30.

The monastery stays closed on Mondays.

(+30)24320-22279


Great Meteoron Monastery

 Hours: 09:00 to 15:00.

The monastery stays closed on Tuesdays.

 (+30)24320-22278


Roussanou Monastery

 Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.

The monastery stays closed on Wednesdays.

 (+30)24320-22649  —   www.roussanou.gr


Holy Trinity Monastery

Monastery of Holy Trinity and the city of Kalampaka captured by a drone

 Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.

The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.

 (+30)24320-22220


Varlaam Monastery

 Hours: 09:00 to 16:00.

The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

 (+30)24320-22277


St. Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery

 Hours: 08:00 to 17:00.

The monastery stays closed on Fridays.

 (+30)24320-22375  —  agiosnikolaosanapafsas.blogspot.gr