Monastery of Agios Panteleimon
Last Update: Feb 2011
"Rossiko" (The Russian Monastery)
(Est. 10th century)
Tel.: +30 23770 23252, 23201
The monastery is built in a bay near the Xenophontos monastery, from
the side of Siggitikos and is dedicated to its namesake Saint. It gives the impression
of a small city with its many-stored buildings and the churches' tall cupolas.
The Katholicon is built in the early 19th c. and its frescoes are typical of the
russian art. The monastery has 15 chapels and 5 kellia, 2 of them at Karyes. The
monastery also owns the Chromitsa metochion, the Bogoroditsa (or the Carpenter's)
Skete, the Nea Thebais or Gournoskete and Paleomonastiro.
In the 13th c. the monastery is burnt and rebuilt with the financial
support of the emperor Andronicus II Paleologus and Serbian rulers. The monastery
knows alternatively periods of prosperity and great misery. The monks are Greek
and Russian, which outnumber the first after 1497. In the 18th c. the monastery
is again in greek hands, only to fall back to the Russians in 1875.
In the monastery there are many portable icons, heirlooms and liturgical
vestments. The library contains 1320 greek and 600 slavic manuscripts and over
20,000 greek and russian books.
The monastery in inhabited by a brotherhood of 40 monks.
Executives & Departments
- Archaeological service:, Tel.: 23770 24015, Fax: 23770 24015, E-mail: email@example.com
10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Agion Oros Office, Karyes
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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments
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|World Heritage Monument (UNESCO) || |
|On site monuments ||• Churches (Post-Byzantine period (1453-1821))• Monastery (Middle Byzantine period (AD 842-1204))• Frescoes |