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Monastery of Xenofon

Last Update: Feb 2011
Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage AGION OROS , CHALKIDIKI , GREECE
(Est. 11th century)
Tel.: +30 23770 23249, 23633 , Fax: +30 23770 23631

Monastery of Xenofon - Photo Gallery

Monastery of Xenofon - Overview

  It is built by the sea, between the monasteries of Docheiariou and St Panteleimonos, and is dedicated to St George. The Katholicon is built in the early 18th c. and has no frescoes. In the old Katholicon, there are remarkable frescoes of the Cretan painter Antonius (1544) as well as the wooden-curved templum of the 17th c. The monastery possesses 14 chapels, 8 of which are inside the monastery.
  The monastery is mentioned for the first time in the last quarter of the 11th c. Its period of prosperity is interrupted by the fall of Constantinople. Afterwards, the monastery is alternatively destroyed and rebuilt with the financial aid from the rulers of eastern Europe.
  Among the heirlooms of the monastery, the most prized are the two mosaic icons with the Transfiguration of Christ, ecclesiastical vessels and others. In the library there are 300 manuscripts, various documents and over 4,000 books.
  The monastery is inhabited by a brotherhood of 35 monks.

Monastery of Xenofon - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 23770 24015, Fax: 23770 24015, Email:  
    10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Agion Oros Office, Karyes
  • Information office, Tel.: 23770 23933
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Cultural Heritage • World Heritage Monument (UNESCO)
On site monuments • Churches / Late Byzantine period, AD 1204-1453 / Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Monastery / Late Byzantine period, AD 1204-1453 • Frescoes

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