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 bedrocks is the one home to the Agia Triada monastery as it was, despite resistance from the monks, the filming location for the successful James Bond film "For your eyes only" with Roger Moore. 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 breath-taking views of the valley and the surrounding landscape around Meteora.
The monastery was built between 1458 and 1476 on an area of approximately 6,000m2. The Agia Triada Monastery, meaning 'Holy Trinity', is said to have been founded by the monk Dometius in 1438. However, this has not been proven with certainty. It is possible that earlier hermits built small buildings here to live on the rock, as happened on other cliffs of Meteora in the 14th century. The complex is still inhabited. Originally, access was only possible via winches and rope ladders though a staircase, only as old as 1925, is available today.
The climb is well worth it: the church of the Agia Triada monastery is painted with frescoes from 1741. Also noteworthy is a gospel dating back to 1539. Several printed, silver covered gospels even came here 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 your visit you must dress accordingly: arms and shoulders should be covered, men must wear long trousers and women long skirts. Each of the monasteries has a rest day on a different day, so they are never all open on the same day.
Summertime: daily from 9 am to 5 pm, closed every Thursday
Wintertime: daily from 10 am to 4 pm, closed every Thursday
Entrance fee: 3 euro/person