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Roussanou Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece

Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.

Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.

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Great views!

A beautiful ministry with a moderate climimng, suitable for young kids. The fee is 3 Euro for an adult and the adventures of you can climb further for the scenary (starts right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Meital N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful ministry with a moderate climimng, suitable for young kids. The fee is 3 Euro for an adult and the adventures of you can climb further for the scenary (starts right where the toilet are) although you can also reach that point view with your car

Thank Meital N
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This nunnery, might be have one of the best setting IMHO. And it is a small little place, run by 15 nuns. While all of the monasteries are beautiful, this one seemed better maintained. The bathrooms were CLEAN and smelled great. (In contrast, white the great Meteoron was a lovely monastery, the bathrooms were really ill-maintained). Since the number of... More 

Thank priyasohoni
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely visit, helped by the informative and English speaking nun. There was quite a climb to get there but it as worth it.

Thank Matthew B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

De facto is a nunnery so female place. Not as ingres tinge like the great meteora and varlam but very nice view.

Thank BartszWa
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this nunnery after having visited the huge monastery a little further up the road. It was the last place we visited that day, as the information claimed that they would be open later than the others, but it did also close at 17:00. It was quite a climb, although not to be compared with the climb to the... More 

Thank Jan D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery run by nuns is small but very spiritual and worth the steps - the steps are well made with rest spots along the climb. Upon entry I had to wear a borrowed skirt and shawl to cover my shoulders and legs- not a bit deal but be aware of it. Amazing to think how the monastery was built... More 

Thank Dianne W
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The gigantic rocks of Meteora are perched above the town of Kalambaka. There are only 6 of the original 24 monasteries that remain perched high above the nearby town. Built by monks who were previously living in individual caves as hermits. You can still spot some of the caves even today as you venture between the monasteries. The nunnery of... More 

3 Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This monastery is for nuns, and you can tell it as soon as you get there! it has a beautiful flower garden and you can find nice hand made small jewelry.

1 Thank Elena257
Goleta, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This other-worldly place is mind boggling. Ancient monasteries built on the top of rocky outcroppings, seemingly impossible feats of engineering! Climb the may steps to the top on Rousseau and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view. Well worth it!

1 Thank Clare805
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

You walk up paved stairs through bushes, which are quite easy to walk and when you get to the entrance you see all these beautiful coloured flowers.

Thank hcoumoussis

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