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The Monastery of Holy Trinity, Meteora UNESCO Heritage Site

The Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) at Meteora is one of the most photographed monuments in the area. At the same time its the most difficult to reach. For those who will attempt to reach it will be rewarded with the panoramic view of the surroundings which is simply captivating!

The Monastery of Holy Trinity, Meteora UNESCO Heritage Site

This Monastery is very close to the Saint Stephen’s Nunnery and it is perched on a steep and magnificent rock. It had already been organized Monastery since the year 1362 as indicated in a document by Symeon Uressis Palaeologos. Visitors have to follow a pathway that directs them initially to the foot of the rock, before they start walking up around 140 steps.

The monastery’s main cathedral was constructed in the 15th century and decorated with frescoes in 1741 by two monks. The wall-paintings surviving today are the work of the hagiographers Antonios the priest and his brother Nicolaos.

The chapel of Timios Prodromos (St John the Forerunner), a small circular church with a cupola, rock-hewn, decorated all over with wall-paintings of fine art dating from 1682, is of great interest.

The Monastery of Holy Trinity, Meteora UNESCO Heritage Site

Visit this monastery for the adventurous ascent, the striking view and its peculiar architecture. Part of the Monastery was used as the setting for the final scenes of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

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Visiting Hours

Summer timetable

Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:00.

The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.

Winter timetable

Visiting Hours: 10:00 to 16:00.

The monastery stays closed on Thursdays.

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