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Roussanou Monastery

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St. Barbara's Monastery

There is a bit of climbing required to access this monastery. When you get to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York

This monastery has become the home to nuns over the past years. Some of the path to get inside is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen K
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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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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All reviews st barbara small chapel worth a visit amazing location few steps wall paintings entrance fee is euro mind blowing views are spectacular dress code nuns nunnery monastery honey infirm frescoes trees
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a bit of climbing required to access this monastery. When you get to the top of the stairs there is a fork. One path leads to the monastery and the other leads to a viewpoint hundreds of steps up. Take the path to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery has become the home to nuns over the past years. Some of the path to get inside is rocky and uneven but not too difficult as this cliff is not as high as some of the others.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy parking and also ascent. It's very small monastery with amazing bridge.Ideal visiting time is at the morning. After visit continue walk to path during forest to amazing viewpoint (not more than 10 minutes of walk uphill)

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 September 2018

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 5 September 2018 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 28 August 2018 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 15 August 2018

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
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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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