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Vlatodon Monastery (Vlatades)

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece

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In front of the Gates

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Pembroke Pines, Florida

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Walk up from the city centre through the narrow alleys of the Ano Poli (Old Town) to the ring road that follows the ancient city wall. Won't take you nearly as long as you think. This monastery has an amazing little church with very ancient frescos and screens. Domed ceilings black with centuries of smoke (from incense?). Notice the chips... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is an easy walk from the Byzantine Walls - Trigoniou Tower. The church is in the middle of the property and if you look from the balcony, you can see a panoramic view of the city. Quiet place to sit, rest and reflect away from the crowds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is an ancient place. I could only get access to the church. It is worth a visit. Not many mosaics remain inside which is a terrible shame. I was very impressed with the peacocks outside. I should say that there would be more than 20! Such beautiful creatures! I found getting to this place to be confusing. Make sure... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went on a Sunday morning with family - son aged 6. It is a very old church, almost ancient, that was founded by St. Paul in 54A.C. The view to the city is amazing, the garden has a quite large area with peacocks and two other small ones with chicken, pigeons and pheasants. The only faulty point is that there... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very nice place. beautiful old church. very nice view from the top of thessaloniki and the old port and all over the sea. charis the man in charge of the church is very helpful. a bit higher from the monastery (3 minutes walk) you can find good restaurants and pubs

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is definitely a must see attraction in Thessaloniki. The monastery is located in the area of the old castle and offers an awesome view all over the town!

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Address: Thessaloniki, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Central Macedonia  >  Thessaloniki Region  >  Thessaloniki

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