Ιερά Μονή Σταυρονικήτα - Holy Monastery of Stavronikita
The Monastery has been built on a cliff near the sea and exists since the 11th century. Its main church is the smallest one on Mount Athos. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and was constructed upon the oldest church of Virgin Mary. It is adorned with frescoes by the great hagiographer Theophanes of Crete and his son Simeon in 1546. In the right shrine of the main church the ancient miraculous image of St. Nicholas of the Oyster can be found.
Stavronikita Monastery - first built as a cell in the century and its tower in the century. As a monastery it was recognized in 1544 and its frescos were made by the famous painter of the Cretan school Theofanis. It celebrates the memory of St.