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Thessaloniki, Greece Vlatodon Monastery (Vlatades)
I was told that The Vlatadon Monastery may be the only Byzantine monastery still functioning in Thessaloniki. The monastery was founded between 1351-1371 founded by (Vlatades). St Paul visited here during his time in Thessaloniki when he was teaching in the first centuries after Christ. Regardless of religion, its a beautiful little property with hanging grape vines, manicured gardens, peacocks and a well with the most delicious water in all of the city, plus I wanted to see the views, so I enjoyed sitting up here for a bit absorbing all the grandeur of Thessaloniki and life in the present.