Ιερά Μονή Σίμωνος Πέτρα - Holy Monastery of Simonopetra
The Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, is without doubt the most daring construction on the Holy Mountain. It stands proudly at a height of 330 metres on the end of a rocky mountain range. The Monastery was founded by the Blessed Simon the Myrrhobletes around 1257, as a result of a vision. The Monastery's archive contains a host of documents in Greek, Turkish, and Romanian, together with inscriptions and other manuscripts. It holds thirteenth place in the hierarchy.
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