Roussanou Monastery
Roussanou Monastery
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The size is not big. The church is well decorated. Chandeliers are beautiful. Paintings are fabulous. The view is spectacular!
Written 15 April 2024
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2016Annette13
Baden, Switzerland180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a view, what a building, and thinking that the nuns still live and work there!
It's easily accessible, but do go in the morning, when hopefully there aren't as many busses. There are some stairs to climb, but in the shade of trees and wide, so no fear of height. That changes a little when entering - you have to cross two bridges. I'm afraid of heights, here's what I do: I wait until the person in front of me has crossed and then walk veeeery quickly to the "safe" side. It works, it's not far, and it's safe.
Inside is small, not much you can look at, but it's impressive nonetheless.
PLease respect:
No pictures inside. Women wear a long skirt, and everyone cover their shoulders and knees.
Written 13 April 2024
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thomasdefise93
Arlon, Belgium104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
As we were visiting Meteora monasteries on a Wednesday we did :
1) Varlaam
2) Great Meteoron
3) Rousanos

Rousanos is one not of the « main » monastery at Meteora next to Varlaam, Holy Trinity and Great Meteoron.
This means that it’s usually less crowded however.
There are two accesses via stairs, one (through the bottom) has some stairs and the other way (through the top) less.
The Rousanos is quite small but has his charm, we like the small museum inside with some interesting pieces and can be nice as third (and eventually final) visit of monasteries
I personally loved the draw of Meteora there
Written 15 May 2023
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Roussanou Monastery is actually a nunnery. It had one of the cutest patios and provided great seating views.
There were two spots to park and take the steps either going up or going down.

If you take the steps up - it takes you to one of the best observation decks in meteora that provides you beautiful sunset views with 3 monasteries in front of the sun when setting.

The nunnery is pretty decent w/ ok frescoes. We visited for 20-30mins and it had great views of the other meteora.

Entry fee was 3pp.
Written 25 January 2023
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Aida G
Glasgow, UK818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What a lovely monastery! It's small but lovely, and the view from the top is breathtaking! There are a lot of stairs to climb, but a few stops are fine. Parking: there were a few spots available for parking. We went during rush hour and still managed to find a spot. Women must wear long skirts and cover their shoulders, men must wear long pants. The entry fee is 3 euros.
Written 27 August 2022
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Wojciech B
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Sits on a picturesque rock with breathtaking views, has interesting church inside, but still feels relaxing and full of flowers. Liked the short stepped walk - best choice if you travel by bus and they let you start above the monastery (near the rocky viewpoint) and pick you up below it.
Written 22 August 2022
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globetrotter55
Bucharest, Romania2,950 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
a nunnery, actually, and the nuns are not only locals - I met a Romanian nun, for instance
easy to reach, it's just on the road, not so far away from it
a place very nice, there are many colors, a lot of flowers, very clean
a small terrace to take pictures, and a place nearby outside the monastery, for a better view of the surroundings
of course, women have to wear skirts, it's a holy place with special requirements
Written 13 July 2022
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Minnes0taGal
Portland, OR68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Great Meteoron and Varlaam were much better than this one. There was very little to see here. Took about 5 minutes to explore. I'd recommend just going up close on the outside to get some pictures but not paying to go inside.
Written 5 July 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
A short 150 steps up to the entrance booth where they were more rigorous than most in checking the dress code. Views from the building itself were not as good as you can get from the various view points around the valley. Only a few small rooms open to the public, the domed room colourfully decorated in every surface was particularly impressive. No photography allowed inside, nice garden area not accessible though.
Written 3 July 2022
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Alison S
Springfield, MA1,036 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Approached by a very long flight of stairs with good balustrades most of the way. Stairs are shaded by lovely trees. Women must wear a skirt of scarf covering their knees. (Attractive scarves are sold at the ticket booth for a reasonable price.) Final approach is up wooden stairs and over a wooden bridge. The visiting area is relatively small. The foyer gives out onto a beautiful balcony with spectacular views. You realize you are perched high above the world. A few very interesting pieces of religious art are displayed in the next room. The chapel is constructed of dark wood intricately carved with religious scenes. Gorgeous!
Written 17 May 2022
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