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Vlatadon Monastery

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Address: | Επταπυργίου 64, Thessaloniki 54634, Greece
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Beautiful Monastery with an amazing view of Thessaloniki

It was a decent hike to get there but well worth it, such a beautiful Monastery sitting above the whole town from ancient times is a must see

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a decent hike to get there but well worth it, such a beautiful Monastery sitting above the whole town from ancient times is a must see

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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moni Vlatadwn is the place where i got baptized so it has a very special place in my hear.The building in in a very good condition and u can go inside to see the fresco's .The view is also impressive since u can see the city.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Lovely grounds, complete with peacocks. We went with a friend who is an expert in the Christian history of the region, so he was able to tell us a lot about the various sites and locations. Some of the "Letters from Paul" to the Thessalonians were spoken/written here. The monks are strict about clothing (only for females...) if you want... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The place itself is interesting, some great views over Thessaloniki, an enclosure of peacocks & a Greek palindrome inscribed on a water fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A wonderful peaceful place, with a modern teaching seminary for Greek Orthodox religion within the grounds. A beautiful chapel with wonderful ancient frescoes, and some amazing peacocks in the grounds

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you ever be near the area visit the monastery. The view is excellent and you can see the peacocks they have!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

the Vlatadon Monastery is located high above the city, on its outer and upper wall. It offers a splendid view over the town, and a cage of peacocks to look and listen to. the church itself is in very active use, but unfortunately has little of value, as the fresco painting is almost completely destroyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The monastery of Vlatadon is one of the oldest and most important Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. It is located in the Northern part of Ano Poli, next to the imposing Byzantine Great Gate. Its importance lies to the fact that despite the various challenges and significant disasters the monastery suffered throughout the centuries, it never stopped being active! Inside it... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

If you get there at the right time, you may hear the monks chanting the afternoon prayers in a very old church

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Great views of the city and sea below. There is a beautiful church located in the grounds that has evidence of historical vandalism which is a bit of a shame.

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