New Athos Monastery

Akhali Atoni, Georgia

New Athos Monastery is a monastery in Akhali Atoni (New Athos), in a breakaway republic of Abkhazia, founded in 1875 by monks who came from the St. Panteleimon Monastery in Mount Athos. They founded the church of St. Panteleimon on Mount Iveria, on the territory of present New Athos. Construction works of the monastery were carried out in 1883-1896 as well.

In the centre of the west building bell-tower 50 metres high is erected. In the lower part of the bell-tower, a monastic refectory is located. In the middle of the monastic complex stands the five-domed church of St. Panteleimon, in the architecture of which traits of the so called Neo-Byzantine style are discernible. Interior of the church is totally embellished with the mural decoration.

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Founded: 1875
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Tomasz Dembski (2 months ago)
Beautiful but no admittance at present... Closed by an ecclesiastical order from Sukhum by the hierarchs who recognise Russian Orthodox Church's overlordship.
Pranske Aš (2 months ago)
Sacral
Andy Lewis (4 months ago)
Beautiful building
Катя Адищева (13 months ago)
Wery beutiful place and monestery. Long Stone road and big trees. Nice view to the sea.
NEL (15 months ago)
Very Good
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