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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Nadolny -Reisen (15 months ago)
Wow ^ The Best of Kalambaka Greece
Nikolay Nikolov (15 months ago)
Small, easy access, beautiful views!
lolejko (17 months ago)
Amazing place. No words. No. 1 in all of Greece
Naveen Kumar Kotta (2 years ago)
Meteora is a collection of Christian-Orthodox monasteries nestled among stunning cliffs right in the heart of Greece. Dating back to the 1300s, the monasteries were purposely built to encourage isolation, fostering a spiritual connection. The Holy Trinity Monastery is the most difficult to reach, with about 140 steps to climb nearly straight up to the top. And they're still functioning with active monks acting as a form of living history.
Derek Zhou (2 years ago)
This is one of the smallest monastries with few areas accessible to public, and 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 just look from outside.
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