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Monastery Xenofondos

Monastery-Xenophontos

It is built by the sea, between the monasteries of Docheiariou and St Panteleimonos, and is dedicated to St George.

It is built by the sea, between the monasteries of Docheiariou and St Panteleimonos, and is dedicated to St George.

The Katholicon is built in the early 18th c. and has no frescoes. In the old Katholicon, there are remarkable frescoes of the Cretan painter Antonius (1544) as well as the wooden-curved templum of the 17th c. The monastery possesses 14 chapels, 8 of which are inside the monastery.

The monastery is mentioned for the first time in the last quarter of the 11th c. Its period of prosperity is interrupted by the fall of Constantinople. Afterwards, the monastery is alternatively destroyed and rebuilt with the financial aid from the rulers of eastern Europe.

Among the heirlooms of the monastery, the most prized are the two mosaic icons with the Transfiguration of Christ, ecclesiastical vessels and others. In the library there are 300 manuscripts, various documents and over 4,000 books. The monastery is inhabited by a brotherhood of 35 monks.

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Monastery-Esfigmenou

Monastery Esfigmenou

The monastery is inhabited be a large number of energetic monks who follow strictly the Athonite monastic tradition.

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Monastery-Hilandar

Monastery Hilandariou

During the 14th century, the monastery reached its highest peak, accumulating riches and heirlooms from imperial as well as private donnations

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Monastery-Simonos-Petra

Monastery Simonos Petras

The seven-stored monastery of Simonopetra is the most bold construction of the peninsula, and is dedicated to the birth of Christ

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