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Monastery Koutloumousiou

Koutloumousiou-Monastery

The original monastery was built before the 12th century but in the 14th centutry, abbot Chariton of Imvros, receeded to the enlargement of the monastery

The monastery buildings are set in a rectangular shape with a rather vast courtyard, with the central church (Katholicon) in its center. The refectory is presently built a new (1995), while the central church, built in the 16th century, is covered with five domes and with a glass covered exonarthex.

The original monastery was built before the 12th century but in the 14th centutry, abbot Chariton of Imvros, receeded to the enlargement of the monastery. During its lifetime vast destructions were caused either by fire or by fall of rocks

Apart from the Katholicon frescoes dated in the mid 16th century, the monastery possesses more than 600 manuscipts, many of which are illuminated, as well as imporant historic archive and a large number of old printed books.

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Monastery-Philotheou

Monastery Filotheou

Two hours and a half from Karyes lies the monastery of Filotheou. It is built 300 meters above the sea level.It was built by St. Filotheos before 972.

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Monastery-Megistis-Lavras

Monastery Megistis Lavras

During the ten centuries of its existence, the monastery has always held the first place among the other monasteries of the Holy Mountain

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Monastery-Iveron

Monastery Iviron

The 16th century has been a period of prosperity for the monastery, and, as result, it has been decorated with splendid painting works

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