Holy Monastery of Rousanou
Between the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas and the Monastery of Varlaam, we see the Monastery of Rousanou, which is built on the top of an impressive, vertical rock that looks like a stone spindle. It is in such harmony with the natural environment, giving the impression that it was not built by man but by nature, as if it was part of the same landscape heading towards the sky.
The view from the openings of the rock is limitless. Everywhere we look, we can admire and feel the greatness of the life found all around the Monastery of Rousanou. A bird could probably not see all the things that we can see from up here. Crossing both bridges that link the monastery with the rest of the world, and looking at the stones, we can imagine seeing the ladder that was the only way for eremite-monks to enter the church.
Upon its deep renovation and reconstruction during the 1980s by the competent local Archaeological Service, the Monastery of Rousanou serves as a monastery for women.
Summer Hours: 10:00–16:00, closed every Wednesday
Winter Hours: 9:00–14:00, closed every Wednesday