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Roussanou Monastery

Kalambaka, Greece
+30 2432 022649
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A Meteora monastery run by nuns

This little monastery has much charm and a good collection of icons and frescoes. It is dedicated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eva Julia T
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London, United Kingdom
Less interesting than the hilltop monasteries...

This convent was less interesting than the hilltop monasteries...not just because of the imposing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
harlemfamily
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Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kalambaka, Greece
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"st barbara"
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"few steps"
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"views are spectacular"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little monastery has much charm and a good collection of icons and frescoes. It is dedicated to St Barbara who is, for a reason unknown to me, the patron saint of gun-powder.

Thank Eva Julia T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This convent was less interesting than the hilltop monasteries...not just because of the imposing nuns....less to see than at the other monasteries but still worth the trip.

Thank harlemfamily
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many, many steps to climb, only 250+ this time! The views are spectacular and it is worth the "workout." All the same, this is pretty stair climbing…Judas trees are in blossom. Founded in the 16th century the monastery is inhabited by nuns and...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We enjoy all the monasteries and would not place one over the other one. Each monastery has something different to offer the visitor. Just be ready to walk a lot and climb lots of stairs. It is advisable for women to wear a skirt but...More

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Do not pay to go inside, you just see one room and have to leave. The nuns are really strict and don’t treat you in the best way. The only beautiful part is near the entrance yo can see (just see, not enter) a beautiful...More

Thank BBS-274
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This was another one of my favourite monasteries not to many people and beautiful views, you can also see some of the old monasteries that are no longer in use from here definitely one to visit.

Thank rosie M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

A beautiful, small, peaceful monastery/nunnery. Frescoes, views, icons and more. A steep climb as with all of these Meteoran monasteries. Worth a visit.

Thank Kathie M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

It is easy to get up here from the road. Entrance 3 euros. However, going inside doesn’t make much sense. There's only a little Church inside. The monastery was repeatedly plundered and all the most valuable of the remaining values is in the great Meteors....More

Thank VadimM67
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

amazing location in terms of how they built this, you can still see the basket they used! less interesting internally as the other monastries

Thank Irenka G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Amazing place to visit. Loads of history. The views are also amazing from different angles of the monastery

Thank TTle888
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Martin W
21 May 2016|
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Response from Vanderlei F | Reviewed this property |
Desconheço a existência desta pousada. Visitei os seis mosteiros da região e em nenhum deles percebi a presença de hóspedes. Hospedagens apenas em Kastraki ou em Kalambaka. Mesmo assim a visita é imperdível. Vanderlei F... More
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