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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Nick Papaiwannou (3 months ago)
Beautiful and peaceful monastery with guest house, five minutes from Karies
Zoltán Péter Dr. Erőss (2 years ago)
Very easy to reach this simple and só big Monastery
Χρήστος Karsten Schutte (2 years ago)
Wonderful monastery
Cristian Gavril Olar (2 years ago)
Beautiful. Easy to reach from Karies.
Pierros Zevolis (2 years ago)
Beautiful monastery at the Karyes village. The priest was very helpful and gave as interesting information regarding the place.
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