The Holy Monastery of Saint Paul - MountAthos360 - Virtual Tour 360
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-17306,bridge-core-1.0.5,,qode-theme-ver-20.0,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7,vc_responsive

The Holy Monastery of Saint Paul

History of the Monastery

The Holy Monastery of Saint Paul was founded at the base of Athos by Saint Paul of Xeropotamou. At the outset it was a simple monastic cell, but later it developed into a monastery in honor of Saint George. Today it honors the memory of the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple (February 2nd).


The Queen Maro, wife of Sultan Mourat II and mother of Muhammad II, the Conqueror of Constaninople, brought here the precious gifts offered by the Magi to the new-born Christ.


The library of the monastery contains more than 495 manuscripts and about 18,000 printed books.
New Skete (or the Skete of Pyrgos) and the Skete of Saint Demetios (or Lakkoskete), belong to the Monastery of Saint Paul.


We use cookies to offer you the best experience! By accepting the use of cookies you agree with the cookie policy.

Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Για τη χρήση αυτού του ιστότοπου χρησιμοποιούμε τα παρακάτω cookies που απαιτούνται από τεχνική άποψη
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services

Leave your email to be informed for all our new content!
Thank you for your support!

The Holy Monastery of Simonopetra

The Holy Monastery of Simonopetra was founded in the 13th century upon a rock by...