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Monastery Chortaitou

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Record ID CRID:21
Type of record Single Monument
Date of record 03-11-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code MONAST0003
Monument Name Monastery Chortaitou
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Neapolis and Stavroupolis
Location Name Chortiatis in Thessaloniki
Date of construction
12century AD
Short Description It was a royal monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary, an institution of the 11th century. Known today only from written sources. In the settlement of Chortiatis, near the monastery, there are still ruins of the fortified enclosure of the monastery and a church, probably the funerary one of the monastery complex. The church, dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour, is the only octagonal one in the mainland of Greece. Apart from the importance of the architecture of the monument, the preserved wall paintings are respectively memorable, dating to the second half of the 12th century (Komnenian art).