2239 – 2022/2023: large scale renovation activities on Athos

According this source Mount Athos will be transformed into a construction site the coming period. The renovations should be completed in December 2023.  They have been planned in the Operational Program “Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020” of ΕΣΠΑ (NSRF). Twenty new projects will be financed, with a budget of over 18.5 million euros.

In detail:

Agiou Dimitriou of Vatopedi – 2013
  • Fixing and restoration of the shell of the Holy Hut of the Entrances of the Virgin in the Hermitage of Agios Dimitriou of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, 325.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the building of the old “Vagenari” of the Holy Cell of Agios Nikolaos “Dontas” of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, 389.500 euros.
Dontas winery from Simonos Petras
  • Structural and functional restoration of part of the northeastern wing of the Holy Monastery of Xiropotamos, 1.862.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the Holy Cell of Agios Ioannis the Theologian of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, 1.059.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the Holy Hut of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Saint Savvas in the Skete of St. Anne of the Holy Monastery of the Great Lavra, 302.5 00 euros.
  • Restoration of the building complex of the Representation of the Holy Monastery of Pantokratoros in Karyes, 1.692.000 euros.
  • Complete fixing and restoration with the final purpose of reusing the 3rd part of the building complex of the East Wing of the Holy Monastery of Zografou, which covers almost the entire eastern side of the Holy Monastery and its buildings today are the oldest remaining buildings in the Monastery, 1.649.000 euros.
  • Reconstruction of the Holy Hut of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of the Holy Hermitage of Agios Panteleimon of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou, 675.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the cell of Agios Nikolaos, Kapsala area (Karyes) of the Holy Monastery of Iviron, 888.000 euros
  • Restoration of the roof and dealing with the moisture problems of the Sunday Church of the Holy New Hermitage of the Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos, 314.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the southern cord of the monastery complex of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou, 1.760.000 euros.
  • New district heating installation of the Holy Monastery of Iveron, with replacement of the existing heating system, 1.454.000 euros
  • Restoration of the Dormition Hut of the Virgin Mary I in the Holy New Hermitage of the Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos, with its parallel upgrade and modernization, 407.500 euros.
  • Restoration of the building complex of the old Abbess of the Holy Monastery of the Great Lavra of Mount Athos. It is the oldest and perhaps the most important wing within the precinct of the millennial Monastery, as its construction dates from the middle of the 10th century to the 16th century, as it includes archaeological finds from the time of the owner of the Monastery of Saint Athanasios, 1.512.000 euros.
  • Restoration of buildings of the Representation of the Holy Monastery of Esfigmenou in Karyes, 1.397.000 euros
  • Restoration and renovation of the Seat of the Virgin Mary of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou and the surrounding area, 630.000 euros.
  • Reconstruction and partial restoration of the Holy Hut “St. Gregory Palamas “of the Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos, 768.000 euros
  • Restoration of the Church of Agios Prokopios, which dates back to the 11th century, in the homonymous Kelli of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, 576.000 euros
  • Restoration of the Holy Hut of Agios Georgios Holy Skete of Agia Anni, Holy Monastery of Megisti Lavra, 405.000 euros.
  • Restoration of the old arsanas of the Holy Monastery of Filotheou, 464.000 euros.

Arsanas Filotheou 2015

Wim Voogd, 8/5/2022 (thanks Vasilis for sharing this information on Facebook)

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1 Response to 2239 – 2022/2023: large scale renovation activities on Athos

  1. Japetus says:

    And so it’s time, the ugliest building in Athos -as you said in the past for the brick monstrosity at arsanas Filotheou- to be finally painted and fixed.
    It’s the only modern building among these projects…

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