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Taxiarches-Asteriou Monastery

Last Update: Feb 2012

(16th century)

Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage KESSARIANI , ATTIKI , GREECE
Aesthetic Forest of Hymettus, KESSARIANI , ATTIKI , GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 7236619
Opening hours:
02Jan - 31Dec Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

Taxiarches-Asteriou Monastery - Overview

  Ascending to the top of Hymettus, passing at first by the monastery of Kessariani and then by Kalopoula, we reach the Monastery of Michaelmas, widely known as Moni Asteriou, at an altitude of 545 m. The monastery of Michaelmas is said to be named "Asteriou" after St. Lucas "Stiriotis", founder of the homonym monastery in Viotia who came in Athens as a teenager in 920 A.D. The monastery of Michaelmas dates approximately to the 16th century A.D., and according to sources it was a glebe of the monastery of Kessariani. The old monastery is preserved to this day intact, including a fort-like parvis, 2 buildings' wings and the catholic. The internal surface of the temple bears wall-paintings of the 16th century.
The text is cited from the Municipality of Kessariani website

Taxiarches-Asteriou Monastery - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 3213571, 210 3217232, Fax: 210 3216292, Email:  
    1st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Athens

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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments

Art & culture

On site monuments • Monastery / Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Frescoes / Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821

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