Xenophontos monastery

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Xenophontos
Ξενοφώντος
Xenophontos Monastery.jpg
External view of the monastery.
Xenophontos monastery is located in Mount Athos
Xenophontos monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Xenophontos
Dedicated to St. George
Diocese Mount Athos
People
Founder(s) Saint Xenophon
Prior Archimadrite Elder Alexios
Site
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°14′45″N 24°11′25″E / 40.2458°N 24.1903°E / 40.2458; 24.1903
Public access Men only
Atos, Panorama Xenophontos monastery

Xenophontos monastery (Greek: Μονή Ξενοφώντος) is an Orthodox Christian monastery in the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece.

It is built by the sea, standing on the western shore of the Athos peninsula. It was built in the tenth or eleventh century. The monastery is dedicated to St George and has 11 chapels inside and 6 outside. The monastery ranks sixteenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The community has about 55 working monks.

The library contains c. 300 manuscripts and 4,000 printed books.

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Coordinates: 40°14′45″N 24°11′25″E / 40.24583°N 24.19028°E / 40.24583; 24.19028