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Monastery of Konstamonitou

Last Update: Feb 2011

Monastery of Castamonitou

Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage AGION OROS , HALKIDIKI , GREECE
(Est. 11th century)
Tel.: +30 23770 23228, 23278

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Monastery of Konstamonitou - Overview

  The monastery is situated between the monasteries of Zografou and Dionysiou, 30 min from the sea, in the side of Siggitikos and is dedicated to St Stephen. The Katholicon is built after the mid 19th c. following the athonite type, over the ruins of the old Katholicon. The monastery has 9 chapels.
  The first mention of the monastery is from the 11th c. In the early 14th c. it is destroyed. Afterwards, its borders are defined by imperial chrysoboula, and it is financially supported by Serbian rulers. After the fall of the Empire, the monastery knows alternatively periods of prosperity and great
  Perhaps, the most outstanding of the monastery's heirlooms, are the portable icons of St Stephen, of Virgin Hodegetria and of Virgin Antiphonetria. There are also reliquaries, ecclesiastical vessels, chrysoboula and others. The library contains 110 manuscripts and many books.
  The monastery is inhabited by a brotherhood of 30 monks.

Monastery of Konstamonitou - Map

Executives & Departments

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

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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments

Art & culture

Cultural Heritage • World Heritage Monument (UNESCO)
On site monuments • Churches / Modern and contemporary Greece, 1821-today • Monastery / Late Byzantine period, AD 1204-1453

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