The Monastery Moni Xiropotamou
One legend says that the monastery already have been established in the 5th Century by the Virgin Poulcheria, daughter of the Emperor Arkadios,.

Another tradition says that it was founding in the 9th Century of the Blessed Xeropotamenos Pavlos, an opponent of St. Athanasios and was presumably an alternative to the Megistis Lavra monastery to provide. From that time is also the most important relic of the monastery from Pavlos 933 (?) and a splinter of the Cross of Christ that Emperor Romanos brought.
( Greek-Orthodox; Holiday: 9. March )

In its early days it seems that the monastery played only a minor role in Athos. At the end of the 11th Century documents, however, show a significant increase of its prosperity, which has continued until 1309.

In the 16th and the 17 Century, the monastery, near the Strait of Daphni after caries is located directly on the water, and had several victims of pirate raids, which is obviously due to it’s design, it is less like a fortress, but more like a large Venetian villa.

During the Turkish occupation the monastery increasingly impoverished. The monks were desperate at 1706 to 1736 and the venerability of their monastery confirmed.

Because the monks travel with the relic is now not only in the immediate vicinity, but even up to Russia asking alms for their monastery.

Unfortunately, the monastery was several times destroyed by fires, 1280, 1507, 1609 and at 1974 because of the fire was from the foundations there were any monastery buildings to preserve. The oldest building of today's investment comes from the 18th Century.


01. Moni Megistis Lavra greek-orthodox

02. Moni Vatopediou greek-orthodox

03. Moni Iviron greek-orthodox

04. Moni Chilandariou serbian-orthodox

05. Moni Dionysiou greek-orthodox

06. Moni Koutloumousiou greek-orthodox

07. Moni Pandokratoros greek-orthodox

08. Moni Xiropotamou greek-orthodox

09. Moni Zografou bulgarian-orthodox

10. Moni Dochiariou greek-orthodox

11. Moni Karakalou greek-orthodox

12. Moni Philotheo greek-orthodox

13. Moni Simonos Petras greek-orthodox

14. Moni Agiou Pavlou greek-orthodox

15. Moni Stavronikita greek-orthodox

16. Moni Xenofondos greek-orthodox

17. Moni Osiou Grigoriou greek-orthodox

18. Moni Esfigmenou greek-orthodox

19. Moni Agiou Panteleimonos russ.-orthodox

20. Moni Konstamonitou greek-orthodox