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Monastery of Agios Pavlos

Last Update: Feb 2011
Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage AGION OROS , HALKIDIKI , GREECE
(Est. 10th century)
Tel.: +30 23770 23250, 23609, 23741-4, 23355 , Fax: +30 23770 23355

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Monastery of Agios Pavlos - Overview

  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. The monastery was destroyed many times by various causes, and its buildings belong to different periods. The Katholicon was built shortly before the mid 10th c. The monastery has 12 chapels, the most important of which is that of St George, with frescoes of the Cretan School (1555). The monastery also possesses the Nea Skete and the Skete of St Demetrius.
  The monastery is mentioned for the first time, in the mid 10th c., mostly its founder Pavlos Xeropotaminos, and then in 1259. After the Catalan raids, it is degraded into a kellion, only to become a monastery again in the 3rd quarter of the 14th c. In the 15th c. it is financially supported by Serbians rulers and after the fall of Byzantium, by rulers of eastern Europe.
  Among the monastery's possessions, are counted portable icons, heirlooms, holy relics and liturgical vessels.
  The library contains 494 manuscripts and about 12,500 books.
  The monastery is inhabited by a brotherhood of 30 monks.

Monastery of Agios Pavlos - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 23770 24015, Fax: 23770 24015
    10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Agion Oros Office, Karyes
  • Information office, Tel.: 23770 23208

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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments

Art & culture

Cultural Heritage • World Heritage Monument (UNESCO)
On site monuments • Monastery / Middle Byzantine period, AD 610-1204 • Tower / Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Frescoes

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