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Address: | Επταπυργίου 64, Thessaloniki 54634, Greece
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Monastery with a VIEW

Very beautiful Monastery with an amazing location. In good weather you can watch the stunning panorama of Thessaloniki. The view is really Breathtaking! Also, an important sight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful Monastery with an amazing location. In good weather you can watch the stunning panorama of Thessaloniki. The view is really Breathtaking! Also, an important sight for the pilgrims!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are in Thessaloniki & walking around the historic Upper Town and the Trigoniou Tower, don’t miss one of the hidden gems of the city – The Holy Patriarchal And Stavropegic Monastery Of Vlatadon. The monastery of Vlatadon is one of the oldest and most important Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. It was founded around 1350 A.D. by the brothers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this completely by accident on a walk through the older parts of the city. We would've walked past it but for another British couple who were on the last day of their stay and revisiting their favourite spots, "go on in, you won't regret it". They were right. There's not a great deal here but the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Apart from its famous view, its a really interesting place to visit (not only for religious tourism i would say).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Amazing view of Thessaloniki and the bay: on a clear day you can see mount Olympus across the gulf. Premises beautifully kept and a nice, almost hidden garden. Besides the usual cats, also chickens and colorful peacocks! To return to the city, walk down the hill to pass through the narrow streets of the old town, where you will see... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

On Acropoleos Street, lies the Patriarchal and stauropegic Vlatadon monastery, the only Byzantine monastery still holding services in the city. It was founded between 1351 and 1371. Of the original complex, only the catholicon survives, built in the cross-in-square type with an ambulatory ending in chapels. The mural decoration in its interior dates between 1360 and 1380.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I was very moved to step inside the small church and see the Byzantine frescoes. The tears were because the Turkish occupiers in 1430 had chipped away at every accessible wall painting. Still it was beautiful and to think Paul preached there was a great thrill.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The monastery it self is in the old part of town and has beautiful views from it. When I was visiting it was Sunday and I ran into a Greek wedding party so it was even more interesting to witness the local wedding customs. The inside is also beautiful so if you like visiting religious buildings you will not be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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