The monastery was founded, according to tradition, in the 10th c. by three brothers, Moses, Aaron and Ioannis from Achris.
The monastery is situated between the monasteries of Great Lavra and Iviron, on a slope by the sea and is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
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.
The seven-stored monastery of Simonopetra is the most bold construction of the peninsula, and is dedicated to the birth of Christ.
It is situated in the west foot of Athos, 20 min from the sea and is dedicated in the Presentation of Christ to the temple
It is one of the smallest monasteries of the Holy Mountain following however the traditional architecture, with the Katholicon in the middle
It is one of the most elegant and beautiful monasteries of the Holy Mountain, sited by the sea.
It is built by the sea, between the monasteries of Docheiariou and St Panteleimonos, and is dedicated to St George.
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 inhabited be a large number of energetic monks who follow strictly the Athonite monastic tradition.