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Old Byzantine monastery with amazing oanoramic view of the city

The Vlatadon Monastery is located atop of Ano Poli, the Olde city, and a bit of a hike from the... read more

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Attractive old monastery with an impressive collection of religious artifacts

This ancient monastery is located in the hills above Thessaloniki. It's a bit of a hike to get here... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vlatadon Monastery is located atop of Ano Poli, the Olde city, and a bit of a hike from the waterfront hotels. If you plan your path wisely you can see many amazing sights along the way as well as nice places to stop for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient monastery is located in the hills above Thessaloniki. It's a bit of a hike to get here from the downtown area, but still manageable on foot. And walking is probably the easiest way to avoid the traffic and also combine a visit here...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed January 6, 2019

One of the most important holy places (in Europe) because of St.Paul. Authenthic,calm atmoshpere, phantastic panorama of the city.There is a new museum next to the monastery with an exiting (periodic) exhibion of old icons.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mv4235
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Thessaloniki has a lot of beautiful churches. This is one of the ones you must visit. In a wonderful place, with view of the city and the Thermaikos golf!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lolitabak
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The view is really great from there but you will not see anything that makes a monastery a monastery. Some of the staff is not very friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pengemex
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Loved the site of this monastery. Beautiful garden and pen with peacocks and roosters. Gorgeous view. Very peaceful. Had to wait to get into the church, viewed an excellent temporary exhibit of icons in the meantime. The 6 pm church entry finally happened at 6:20...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The reason for our visits was to see in person the very place the Apostle Paul preached. The nice views across the city was a bonus.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Peaceful place, mainly during lunchtime. Good stop for small resto. Amazing view to the city from big terrasse.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martinj386
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

There is only really the chapel to see at the site, although there is also a small bird aviary. There are also very good views of Thessaloniki and beyond. Suggest visiting this together with Osios David (the Latomou Monastery)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JB238
Reviewed September 13, 2018

At the very top of Ano Poli (the old town), this Monastery is beautiful in itself; but the views you have from the gardens, on the city and the whole Thermaikos Kolpos, are fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2018
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