On the first day of our trip to Athos we started from the harbour of Panteleimonos. We visited the bell tower. From there is a splendid view of the monastery. But the interior of the bell tower is interesting as well.
The entrance to the bell tower. Pantleimonos was build in the years 1812 – 1821. It started as a Greek monastery but was turned into a Russian monastery in 1857 due to a desicion by the patriach in Constantinople. I could not find any information about the bell tower it self, but I assume that it was build in the same period. The tower fits the surrounding buildings.
Does anybody have a recording of the bells of Panteleimonos?