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Monastery of Koutloumousiou

Last Update: Feb 2011
Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage AGION OROS , CHALKIDIKI , GREECE
(Est. 11th century)
Tel.: +30 23770 23226 , Fax: +30 23770 23731

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Monastery of Koutloumousiou - Overview

  The monastery buildings are set in a rectangular shape with a rather vast courtyard, with the central church (Katholicon) in its center. The refectory is presently built a new (1995), while the central church, built in the 16th century, is covered with five domes and with a glass covered exonarthex.
  The original monastery was built before the 12th century but in the 14th centutry, abbot Chariton of Imvros, receeded to the enlargement of the monastery; during its lifetime vast destructions were caused either by fire or by fall of rocks.
  Apart from the Katholicon frescoes dated in the mid 16th century, the monastery possesses more than 600 manuscipts, many of which are illuminated, as well as imporant historic archive and a large number of old printed books.

Monastery of Koutloumousiou - Map

Executives & Departments

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

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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments

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

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