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Roussanou Monastery

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Maybe its small but its different

The climb up to the monastery is a bit difficult but it is really worth it. We had a unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thessaloniki, Greece
good monastry to visit

good monestry of nuns to visit. Two way to reach from down hill from tp hill, may be better the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rome, Italy
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“st barbara”(5 reviews)
“small chapel”(5 reviews)
“worth a visit”(5 reviews)
Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.
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Kalambaka, Greece
+30 2432 022649
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a steep climb to get in and it is quite small compared to the other ones. Not sure it is worth the money to go in better to just look from the outside

Thank perakash
Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb up to the monastery is a bit difficult but it is really worth it. We had a unique experience inside the church, as a really kind nun helped us understand the meaning of all those frescos. Less tourist-y and less noisy than the...More

Thank Santwno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the smallest monastries with few areas accessible to public, and also surprisingly no photos are allowed inside. Entrance fee is 3 euro per person (same as the other ones) which is steep compare to what can be seen here. Better to...More

Thank Derek Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lack of space and too pricey. Very religious small rooms and steamy, toilet were weird. Not worth the 3 € we paid.

Thank daddyreviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good monestry of nuns to visit. Two way to reach from down hill from tp hill, may be better the second one

Thank fioridimandorlo5
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

After a visit to the famous Varlaam we had no hogh hopes for this one but were surprised to see this beautiful and fascinating little monastery. It has the best views and although small insode it bears the most fascinating wall paintings. The nuns were...More

Thank 958gillia
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The place is beautiful and peaceful. The nuns are quite friendly and were pleased to speak with us and our 8-year-old son.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This little monastery has much charm and a good collection of icons and frescoes. It is dedicated to St Barbara who is, for a reason unknown to me, the patron saint of gun-powder.

Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This convent was less interesting than the hilltop monasteries...not just because of the imposing nuns....less to see than at the other monasteries but still worth the trip.

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed 20 June 2018

There are many, many steps to climb, only 250+ this time! The views are spectacular and it is worth the "workout." All the same, this is pretty stair climbing…Judas trees are in blossom. Founded in the 16th century the monastery is inhabited by nuns and...More

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Martin W
20 May 2016|
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Response from Vanderlei F | Reviewed this property |
Desconheço a existência desta pousada. Visitei os seis mosteiros da região e em nenhum deles percebi a presença de hóspedes. Hospedagens apenas em Kastraki ou em Kalambaka. Mesmo assim a visita é imperdível. Vanderlei F... More
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