Nea Moni

Nea Moni
Nea Moni, Chios, Greece
  • Nea Moni, Chios, Greece
  • Nea Moni, Chios, Greece
  • Nea Moni, Chios, Greece
Nicht verpassen!!!:: 
Visit the museum of the monastery to admire the beautiful paintings
Entfernung von Chios:: 
8Km
Entfernung vom Hotel:: 
35Km

Nea Moni is the most important religious center of Chios from the 11th century and one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece. It is worth visiting to admire one of the most important sets of Byzantine mosaics in the Mediterranean!
In 1822 with the destruction of Chios, Nea Moni was struck violently. The Turks occupied the monastery, excavated the church to find treasures scattered while the rich library and sacristy of the monastery. At the same time massacred all the monks and captured the women who had taken refuge there.
The final blow was the devastating earthquake of 1881. The mosaics of Nea Moni dating from the 11th century and are relics of the monastery. Today is one of the three great collections of the Byzantine period in Greece.
The monastery is classified as World Heritage Monument by UNESCO.