Vlatadon Monastery in Thessaloniki

Updated: Jul 18, 2021

The only Byzantine monastery left in Thessaloniki, founded in the middle of the 14th century, is on an older building dating to the 11th century. The monastery was founded by Empress Anna Palaiologina and named after two monks: Markos and Dorotheos Vlattis.

Inside the monastery, they preserve scripts, manuscripts, and a beautiful collection of historically and artistically valuable Byzantine icons.

The monastery's location is 120 meters above sea level, making it a stunning viewpoint - one of the best in the city.


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