Koutloumousiou Monastery

Mount Athos, Greece

The Monastery of Koutloumousiou is one of twenty monasteries on the Mount Athos peninsula and is located on the northeastern side of the peninsula, near Karyes. It is sixth in hierarchical rank among the monasteries.

While the existence of the monastery is confirmed by document from 1169, Koutloumousiou Monastery was founded in its present form in the 14th century. Its central church was built in 1540. It is considered to be one of the most magnificent of all the monasteries of Mount Athos.

The central church was built in 1540, but there are many chapels associated with the monastery. The most impressive of these is the chapel of the Protection of the Mother of God, built in 1733, which is at the left of the eso-narthex of the central church and contains a wonderworking icon of the Mother of God holding Christ as a child. Other chapels include St. Natalia, Ss. Kosmas and Damian, All Saints, St. John the Baptist, the Archangels and St. Spyridon.

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Founded: 1169
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Dimitris Papanikolaou (15 months ago)
Είμασταν μια ομάδα συμμαθητών του Β' γυμνασίου Λαρίσης , Τάξη 1977 Επισκέφθηκα με την Ιερά Μονή Κουτλουμουσίου Μας υποδέχθηκαν και μας καλωσόρισαν πολύ φιλικά Ο πάτερ Φιλόθεος μας ξενάγησε και εξιστόρησε την ιστορία της Ιεράς Μονής Ήταν μια καταπληκτική εμπειρία Θα την ξαναεπισκεφθω για να παρακολουθήσω την θεία λειτουργία
ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ (15 months ago)
Πανεμορφη μονη διπλα στις Καριες αξιζει να την επισκευτεις!!!
Michele Graziani (15 months ago)
Piccolo Manastero situato a pochi minuti dal centro di Karies..molto ben tenuto sembra il cortile di un Borghetto medievale con le botteghine e le taverne..nella corte centrale è presente l'immancabile chiesa in stile bizantino e piante secolari
Ιωάννης Σισμάνης (17 months ago)
Πολύ καλή φιλοξενία και πρόθυμοι να σέ εξυπηρετήσουν και να σέ ξεναγήσουν. Με το πλεονέκτημα του ότι είναι πολύ κοντά στις Καρυές δεν θα πρέπει κανείς να παραλείψει να το επισκεφτεί. Με πολλές θαυματουργές εικόνες και πολλά λείψανα Αγίων. Με το ξυλόγλυπτο τέμπλο του ναού που είναι σπάνιο και καταπληκτικό θά μείνεις άφωνος.
Dorin Danescu (2 years ago)
Impressive.
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