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Hilandar monastery, Athos

St George Tower of Hilandar

  
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St George Tower of Hilandar
Location:
Hilandar monastery, Athos mountain
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Athos
Mount Athos
Municipality > Town:

• Hilandar monastery
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 55 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
12th century  
BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hilandar Monastery (also spelled Chilandari), (Greek: Χιλανδαρίου, Hilandariou; Serbian: Хиландар, Hilandar) is the northern most monastery located on the northeast side of the Athos Peninsula in northern Greece. The monastery was founded in 1198 by Ss. Sava and Simeon. The Monastery has been supported and populated by Serbian monks since then. It is ranked fourth in the hierarchical order of the twenty monasteries located on the Mount Athos peninsula.

On March 4, 2004, there was a devastating fire at the Hilandar monastery, with approximately 50% of the walled complex destroyed in the blaze. Vast reconstruction efforts are underway, to restore Hilandar.

Like many other monasteries in Athos, Hillandar resembles a fortress with high walls (30m), enforced by two defensive towers, the imposing tower of St Savas at the eastern side and the smaller tower of St George at the southern side.


Sources

  • «Η ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΟΡΟΥΣ -ΠΥΡΓΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΣΑΝΑΔΕΣ» Διπλωματική Εργασία ΠΑΠΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ & ΠΙΤΣΗΣ ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ, ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΠΑΤΡΩΝ, ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΧΟΛΗ, ΤΜΗΜΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΩΝ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΩΝ , ΟΚΤΩΒΡΗΣ 2008, ΠΑΤΡΑ , διαθέσιμη και online
  • 3D drawing from the website Studio Alterity - Hilandar Monastery – Digital Reconstruction;



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