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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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This is the smallest of the monasteries

And I must admit that for me, it is nicer from tbe outside. There's only one hall and a small chapel room to look at, though they are beautiful.

Reviewed 6 days ago
michal t
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And I must admit that for me, it is nicer from tbe outside. There's only one hall and a small chapel room to look at, though they are beautiful.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Albeit it is small and close to the main read we thought this monastery was the best of the 6 visited. Structure for all is very similar but Roussanou offers better views of the meteoras and is itself more "photogenic" when you see it from the main circular road

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Haifa, Israel
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, clean place with a good vibes. Also there a souvenir shop and a balcony with a breathtaking view.

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Thank Leon K
Haifa District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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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Thank tinaNtravel
europe
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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Thank ardom
Quebec, Canada
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37 reviews
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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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Thank Meghan R
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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