SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
AGIA TRIADA MONASTERY (METEORA)
The Agia Triada Monastery – Sacred place in breathtaking heights: Enjoy great views and a cultural highlight in Meteora! You may know this place from the James Bond movie “For your eyes only”.
Sacred place in breathtaking heights: The Agia Triada Monastery
One of the most famous rocks is the one with the Agia Triada monastery, which served already in 1981 as the location for the successful James Bond film "For your eyes only" with Roger Moore - despite resistance from the monks. Built in the 15th century on a bizarre rock formation, the monastery is not only worth a visit for its distinctive architecture, but also for its breathtaking views of the valley and the scenery around Meteora.
The area of the rock on which the monastery is built is about 6,000m2. It was built between 1458 and 1476. The Agia Triada Monastery, which means 'Holy Trinity', is said to have been founded by the monk Dometius in 1438. However, this is not proven with certainty. It is possible that already before hermits erected small buildings here, in order to live on the rock, as it happened in the 14th century also on other rocks of the Meteora.
The complex is still inhabited. Originally, access was only possible via winches and rope ladders. Only since 1925 there is a staircase.
And the climb is worth it: the church of the Agia Triada monastery is painted with frescoes from 1741. Also noteworthy is a gospel from 1539. Several of these printed gospels with a silver lid even come from distant Venice.
Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and the call of the unique Meteora cliffs: Agia Triada is worth a visit!
Please note that during a visit you must dress accordingly: arms and shoulders covered, men must wear long trousers and women even long skirts. Each of the monasteries has a rest day on a different day, so never all are open at the same time.
Summer time: daily from 9 am to 5 pm, every Thursday closed
Winter time: daily from 10 am to 4 pm, every Thursday closed
Entrance fee: 3 euro/person