Varlaam Monastery in Kalambaka, Greece
The second largest monastery of Meteora and is one of the four male monasteries still active. The founder was the monk Varlaam himself, who lived in a cave as a hermit and built a chapel on top of a rock. Later the two brother monks Theofanis and Nektarios Apsaradas renovated and built a monastery. The male monastery of Varlaam in Meteora can be accessed through the main road after climbing 195 steps carved in the rock. The Monastery of Varlaam hosts a museum and is known for its great frescoes.