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Vlatadon Monastery

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Address: | Επταπυργίου 64, Thessaloniki 54634, Greece
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Nice locationwith nice view

In the heard of the old city of thessaloniki still exist this monastrey for many years .A marrage event was took place and it was amazing ...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
The Hebrides, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views from the balcony straight ahead from the entrance. Very quiet place as you would expect but not much going on otherwise.

Thank Brian7392
The Hebrides, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

In the heard of the old city of thessaloniki still exist this monastrey for many years .A marrage event was took place and it was amazing ...

Thank Akritas2015
Chisinau, Moldova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful Monastery with an amazing location. In good weather you can watch the stunning panorama of Thessaloniki. The view is really Breathtaking! Also, an important sight for the pilgrims!

Thank IonMD
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

When you are in Thessaloniki & walking around the historic Upper Town and the Trigoniou Tower, don’t miss one of the hidden gems of the city – The Holy Patriarchal And Stavropegic Monastery Of Vlatadon. The monastery of Vlatadon is one of the oldest and most important Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki. It was founded around 1350 A.D. by the brothers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We came across this completely by accident on a walk through the older parts of the city. We would've walked past it but for another British couple who were on the last day of their stay and revisiting their favourite spots, "go on in, you won't regret it". They were right. There's not a great deal here but the small... More 

Thank Nigel E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apart from its famous view, its a really interesting place to visit (not only for religious tourism i would say).

Thank Reggetiko P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Amazing view of Thessaloniki and the bay: on a clear day you can see mount Olympus across the gulf. Premises beautifully kept and a nice, almost hidden garden. Besides the usual cats, also chickens and colorful peacocks! To return to the city, walk down the hill to pass through the narrow streets of the old town, where you will see... More 

Thank EmanuelaDC
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

On Acropoleos Street, lies the Patriarchal and stauropegic Vlatadon monastery, the only Byzantine monastery still holding services in the city. It was founded between 1351 and 1371. Of the original complex, only the catholicon survives, built in the cross-in-square type with an ambulatory ending in chapels. The mural decoration in its interior dates between 1360 and 1380.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I was very moved to step inside the small church and see the Byzantine frescoes. The tears were because the Turkish occupiers in 1430 had chipped away at every accessible wall painting. Still it was beautiful and to think Paul preached there was a great thrill.

Thank NewForestView
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The monastery it self is in the old part of town and has beautiful views from it. When I was visiting it was Sunday and I ran into a Greek wedding party so it was even more interesting to witness the local wedding customs. The inside is also beautiful so if you like visiting religious buildings you will not be... More 

Thank Ira S

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