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Smaller but very interesting - do not miss St Barbara's sacred blessings

Founded in the 16th century, the easily-accessible Rousannou Monastery occupies a lower rock than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
My favourite!

This is maybe my favourite monastery at Meteora. There are a lot of steps but under the shadow of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Varna, Bulgaria
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Founded in 1545, this monastery is the most inaccessible of its kind.
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Kalambaka, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Founded in the 16th century, the easily-accessible Rousannou Monastery occupies a lower rock than the others of the Meteora. You can actually climb down from the view point above and if you ask your car to go down, then again climb down from the monastery....More

Thank bhromonpagol
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is maybe my favourite monastery at Meteora. There are a lot of steps but under the shadow of beautiful old trees. Very charming place!

Thank smily53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the monasteries I liked this one inside less. Climbing and getting to it is impressive, but inside there is not much to see, except for the small chapel. Its a nunnery and once again you can see how they love flowers.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roussanou is smaller that most of the other Monastaries and is a Nunnery but with a current residency of around 25, many more that the numbers of Monks in the area. The feel is of a more active working environment than the others

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at the top of one of the lower monoliths, it is more easily accessible to the visitor. It houses the second in size female monastic community of the area, comprised of 13 nuns.

Thank Despina P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like all the others we visited, it was beautiful. And to think they had chosen that spot to build the church.The climb was worth the visit.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small Monastery has Grand Views and a very peaceful feel about it. They have their own apiary and the Honey is delicious, just be sure to bring a sealable bag to get it home with you, not sealed tightly. The gardens were beautiful in...More

Thank Jil S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you could only visit 1 monastery, let this be the one you choose because it will not disappoint. Everything about this monastery is very charming and quaint. It has the best look out spot in my opinion. On top of that, there's a short...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 9 May 2017

There are many steps necessary to access this monastery from the parking lots. It is small and the lighting is quite dim. The setting is lovely.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Dress sensibly to visit this nunnery. Women can borrow wrap around skirts and my wife thought this added to the visit! The chapel inside is amazing! The shop sells little 'silver' opening books for $3 which make charming gifts!

Thank BNA20152015
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Martin W
Is it possible to stay at the Rousanou Nunnery? According to the Monastyria website there is a guesthouse there, but none of the Tripadvisor reviews mention staying overnight. My wife and I would be interested to stay there, as a Christian retreat, for a few days. We assume this would mean sleeping in separate quarters. In peace, Martin Williams
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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