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Vlatodon Monastery (Vlatades)

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece
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A unique byzantine monastery

Being the only byzantine monastery in Thessaloniki, it really worths a visit. The breathtaking view of the town, the peacocks, the atmosphere of the monastery and the sense of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being the only byzantine monastery in Thessaloniki, it really worths a visit. The breathtaking view of the town, the peacocks, the atmosphere of the monastery and the sense of history within its walls are unique. I was astonished by the frescos, which were destroyed during the ottoman period. I was also astonished by the three-part kind of church, with 3... More 

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Even writing about it is a waist of my time. Nothing intresting, and we searched. Nothing special regarding construction techniques, facade is dull and unappealing. There is an aviary with (ugly) peacocks, nowhere decent to sit, gardens are not kept, gardens is not even the word for it. The view, well what can I say, nothing that you can not... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A very old monastery up the top of the city. This used to be the hot spot for weddings back in the 50's till a few years back. It has old frescoes in the interior and in the gardens surrounding the monastery are beautiful peacoks.

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australia
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I walked there and enjoyed both the walk and the monastery. As another reviewer has said, it's not as far as it looks on the map and it's only the last part that is a little steep. The monastery itself is quite small, but very beautiful. It's a quiet place after the cafe life of Thessaloniki and the gardens have... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A small monastery overlooking the city from up high. This used to be one of the best churches for formal and society weddings, ceremonies still conducted, but seemed a bit run down.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful place near city walls atop the mountain. Amazing views. Still in use, a Christening had just taken place.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The monastery sits on the highest point of the city. The views of Thessaloniki were absolutely beautiful from up here. We didn't go inside the monastery, because it was closed, but it was worth the drive up for the view!!! If you can get up there it is worth it.

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There was a wedding going on in the church whenwe visited but we could wander in the grounds and see the old basilica. The views over the city are magnificent and it is a tranquil place.

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mariamstr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice place to enjoy the city's view! Also a really nice church in the inside. What I really liked in this church, is that the priests had short beards and looked somewhat different from priests in other orthodox churches.

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thessaloniki
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a historical monastery , but it is also situated in a great position with full view of the city. The yard is nice, too.

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