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Roussanou Monastery

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Address: Kalambaka, Greece
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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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the beauty of metaora

the monastery is clean, but you can not see all parts because there is some closed for visitors. but if you there i refer that you visit at least 2 monasteries.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Haifa District, Israel
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Haifa District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the monastery is clean, but you can not see all parts because there is some closed for visitors. but if you there i refer that you visit at least 2 monasteries.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Roussanow Monastery is a smaller than Grand Meteoron but full of mystery and worth a visit. The view from the top is fantastic and you can have the all picture even if you don't get inside.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Amazing monastry , a must to see in Meteora, the view takes your breath away, Nuns are like angels from heaven !!!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our tour dropped us off with the tour guide from the top. We walked maybe 5-10 minutes down a very pretty path through the forest to get to Roussanou. I found the path to be very peaceful and an easy walk. Right before entering, you look down at a beautiful flower garden. Roussanou, like the other monasteries, has a beautiful... More 

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europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Please see my review under Meteora, This is for nuns only, It is closed Wednesdays, It can be reached from both above and below.

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Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop while heading up the hills to visit the monasteries. I would just climb the stairs and take pictures from the top and not go inside to pay honestly. We were inside for maybe 3 minutes and left. Save your money and go to the biggest one, the grand meteora, it had exhibits and many views.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is amazing. Each monastery is different and provides a different point of view. Make this a must do on your list.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Getting here is a bit of a hike but well worth the climb. Mostly stairs from below, we climbed some rocks above it to get a few pictures. Be aware that men in shorts will be denied entry and women will be offered wrap around skirts and shawls if they are not covered up. Make sure you have your camera,... More 

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Thank Leonard F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A beautiful monastery in its own right, it was the 6th that we visited, mostly for the sake of "completion." It was so small that we saw what there was to see in a few minutes. If you look at each moni as a 3 euro investment you will do the first 2 or 3 then forget the rest. If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Set in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations near Meteora, this nunnery is extraordinarily beautiful. There are benches you can rest on and enjoy the leafy cool as you climb to the top and also once you get there. It is small compared to the monasteries but very well maintained with beautiful flower gardens.

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