Monastery of Agios (St) Georgios

Monastery of Agios (St) Georgios

The Monastery of Agios Georgios, is located in the Kerdyllia Mountains and specifically in the panorama of the area of Asprovalta.

Monastery of Agios Georgios near Asprovalta

It is surrounded by a beautiful forest. The monastery was built in the middle of the 16th century with monastic architecture of Macedonia during the years of Ottoman rule. This architecture does not any different in design from the Byzantine era.

The dominant architectural type is the so-called Athonite or Mount Athos, cruciform inscribed, which has as its main feature, the side niches or side dances, a place intended for the dances of the chanters and the large narthex, the so-called austere.

The central area is covered with a large cruciform dome of exceptional construction. Also in the Monastery of Agios Georgios, one can admire some of the virtues of Byzantine architecture: elaborate masonry, balanced scaling of volumes, picturesqueness in the composition.

In the same parts of the temple there is an alternating use of belts of carved structures, with rows of bricks.7

 

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