Information about Mount Athos Halkidiki Greece

Monastery Osiou Grigoriou

Monastery-Grigoriou

The monastery is built by the sea, in the S.W. side of the peninsula, between the monasteries of Dionysiou and Simonopetra

The monastery is built by the sea, in the S.W. side of the peninsula, between the monasteries of Dionysiou and Simonopetra and is dedicated to St Nicholas.

The Katholicon is built and painted after the mid 18th c. The monastery has 10 chapels and 4 kellia in Karyes. The monastery is built during the 14th c Afterwards, there is very little information of it.

The Russian pilgrims Barsky (18th c.) reports that the monastery was restarted in 1500, is the smallest of the monasteries, and almost all the heirlooms and the documents were lost in the fire of 1761.

The monastery is finally rebuilt with the financial aid of the princes of Moldavia and Valachia.

Inside the Katholicon are kept many heirlooms and portable icons, the most outstanding of which are those of St Nicholas, of Virgin Galaktotropousa and of Virgin Pantanassa. In the library there are 297 manuscripts, about 4,000 books and many documents.

The monastery is inhabited by a brotherhood of 70 monks.

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Koutloumousiou-Monastery

Monastery Koutloumousiou

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

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Monastery-Stavronikita

Monastery Stavronikita

It is one of the smallest monasteries of the Holy Mountain following however the traditional architecture, with the Katholicon in the middle.

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Monastery-Panteleimon

Monastery Agios Pandeleimonos

The monks are Greek and Russian, which outnumber the first after 1497. In the 18th c. the monastery is again in greek hands, only to fall back to the Russians in 1875.

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