Roussanou Monastery

Kalabaka, Greece

The Monastery of Roussanou was founded in the middle of the 16th century. Compared to other rocks where monasteries were built, the one of Roussanou has a lower elevation, which makes it more accessible. The monastery was initially founded by monks and it suffered severe damage during World War II. It became a convent in 1988. The beautiful wall-paintings of the Catholicon were executed in 1560, when the priest-monk Arsenios was the abbot of the monastery. The unknown hagiographer seems to have been a very skilful artist and successfully follows the Cretan School style.



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Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece
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Founded: c. 1550
Category: Religious sites in Greece


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User Reviews

Nicholas Kaniaris (11 months ago)
Museum not a monastery
Anne Schmitt (12 months ago)
Woman at the entry was super rude. I was wearing a long black pants and a long sleeved blouse and I was not allowed to enter, as it had to be a skirt. I saw some women wearing almost see through skirts and they could go in... where is the point in this!?
Vasilis Triantafyllidis (12 months ago)
One of the must-visit Monasteries
Thorez Donatien (12 months ago)
Not worth 3e to get in. The entrance should be free when you have beautiful other monasteries like Varlaam. People working there were also rude.
Jessie W (12 months ago)
Not worth it! 3 euros for you to see basically nothing! The nuns have kept this monastery very beautiful, but you can’t access any of it, and also can barely see any of it. The nuns weren’t nice when we were asking for tips. The lady at the front was also really rude. Such a rip off and not worth it! Skip this monastery!
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