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Getting Around, Meteora: 7 reviews and 13 photos

  Meteora - on their way to the monastery
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      Meteora - on their way to the monastery
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  • Meteora - on their way to the monastery - Meteora
      Meteora - on their way to the monastery
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  •  How to get to the Great Meteoron - Meteora
  •  How to get to the Great Meteoron - Meteora
 

Access to the monasteries was originally extremely difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and humans.

There are still examples of these baskets which are used for bringing up provisions. Back in the days when these baskets were the only way to get to the monasteries a nervous pilgrim asked his monk host if they ever replace the rope. "Of course we do" he replied. "Whenever it breaks", which I am sure put the guy at ease.

Access to the monastery was by rope and net and we can see it still hanging from the vrizonitower; today it is still in use not only for supplies, but for tourists. The mechanism is electric. There is also a bucket on a cable slung across the chasm also used for supplies.

Address: Meteora
Mode: TO
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  • Written Jun 9, 2008
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