Monastery of St. George

The Monastery of Saint George, is located in Kerdyllia Mountain and specifically in the panorama of Strymonikos bay. The monastery is surrounded by a beautiful forest which protected it from various raids during the years.

The monastery is built in the 16th century, based in the monastic architecture of Macedonia during the Turkish occupation, which does not differ in design and operation than that of the Byzantine era.

The architectural type that prevails in the monastery is known as Athonite or Agioritikos, cruciform, whose main feature are the side niches or italics dances, part destined for the ritual of the chanters, and the large narthex, known as frugal. The central area is covered with excellent construction of large cross vault.

Also in the monastery of St. George, the visitor can admire some of the virtues of Byzantine architecture: elaborate masonry, balanced escalating of volumes, picturesque composition and the colorfulness. Externally, representations are formed with dentil, blind arches. In the same parts of the temple there are used bands of carved blocks in combination with rows of bricks.

Around the Monastery of St. George there are many paths for hiking and several trails for mountain bikes and for enduro motorbikes. Also nearby there is a scout hut with free accommodation.


Sightseeing Info:

  • Church
  • Glebe of Mount Athos
  • monument
  • Observation and Photographing of Flora
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