Dionysiou monastery

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Dionysiou, as seen from the sea level
Dionysiou monastery as seen from a nearby cliff.

Dionysiou monastery (Greek: Μονή Διονυσίου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece in southwest part of Athos peninsula. The monastery ranks fifth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. It is one of the twenty self-governing monasteries in Athos, and it was dedicated to John the Baptist.

The monastery was founded in the 14th century by saint Denys de Korisos, and it was named after him. The architect decided to build the monastery in Byzantinian style. You can visit the monastery today in Greece.

The library of the monastery housed 804 manuscripts, and more than 4,000 printed books. The oldest manuscripts came from the 11th century.

Today the monastery has a community of around 50 monks.

Dionysiou monastery



Dionysiou monastery

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Coordinates: 40°10′04.88″N 24°16′25.91″E / 40.1680222°N 24.2738639°E / 40.1680222; 24.2738639