Konstamonitou monastery

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Konstamonitou
Κωνσταμονίτου
Konstamonitou monastery.jpg
External view of the monastery.
Konstamonitou monastery is located in Mount Athos
Konstamonitou monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Konstamonitou
Other names Kastamonitou
Dedicated to Saint Stephen
Diocese Mount Athos
People
Founder(s) Constantine the Great
Prior Archimandrite Elder Agathon
Site
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°17′18″N 24°10′26″E / 40.2882°N 24.1739°E / 40.2882; 24.1739
Public access Men only

The Konstamonitou monastery (Greek: Μονή Κωνσταμονίτου) or Kastamonitou monastery (Μονή Κασταμονίτου) is an Orthodox Christian monastery in the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. It stands on the southeastern side of the Athos peninsula. The monastery ranks twentieth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.

The monastery was founded in the 11th century. It is dedicated to Saint Stephen.

The monastery has about 20 working monks.

The monastery library holds 110 manuscripts and approximately 5,000 printed books.

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Coordinates: 40°17′17.43″N 24°10′26.01″E / 40.2881750°N 24.1738917°E / 40.2881750; 24.1738917