Vlatadon Monastery Or VlatadonCurrently Closed
- Address: Ayios Nikolaos Orfanos, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Timings: 07:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery
Vlatadon Monastery, or MoniVlatadon in Thessaloniki is the perfect place to find some peace and quiet in, not far from the city. This tiny and tranquil place near Ano Polis area is a small yellow building rich with history and culture.
The structure itself is a delight to look at. Stone and brick walls, arches and the corridors are reminiscent of the old timey architecture of the area. Built in the 1300s the monastery still houses monks and hence is a place of tremendous calm and tranquility. You will be able to see the ancient acropolis from here.
The Monks are also fond of the pet peacocks that they have bred here which is an added treat. If you are looking for some meditative time out in Thessaloniki do explore this place.
- FOUNDATION( Bus Stop)
- Music Tavern "Rossigniol”
- Liapis Konstantinos
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42% of people who visit Thessaloniki include Vlatadon Monastery Or Vlatadon in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
90.56% of people start their Vlatadon Monastery Or Vlatadon visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vlatadon Monastery Or Vlatadon
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vlatadon Monastery Or Vlatadon
I have been to churches and basilicas all over Europe (and of course America) but the priest here...my God. I knew he loved me and my entire family. And then at the end as we were leaving, he hugged us and told us in his best English that he loved us. So warm. This feels like the early true church before the empire took over what Christianity was intended to be about—Love and care for the poor.
A good stop if you're walking from the western part of the city to the castle. It offers arguably better views of the city than the castle, and you can also stop in to the small church and see some good art and history.
You can pray here and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the city of Thessaloniki!
Breathtaking museum icons some which I had not seen before. Respectfully follow instructions of "zero photos" please. The buildings and icons share the history of "ravages of war" with obvious desecration of images, the colours and the imagery are very moving. 14th Century and still standing. The area is immaculately kept, and is flat enough for those to walk, and super for those confined to wheelchairs. There is a great memorabilia shop, with a knowledgable attendant. Parking is very easy. Our good Friend Dimitri Satiades, shared this monastery with us as a true surprise. This Monastery is the greatest hidden gem. My favorite of all. Chrisse Feros October 2018
So beatiful, peaceful atmosphere and full of history. Outstanding view of the city.