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Nea Moni
 

 
Nea Moni (New Monastery) is a monument of international significance. The catholicon (main church) is the most important specimen of the insular octagonal domed type of church, and is lavishly decorated with marble revetments and mosaics. The refectory (Trapeza) lies to the SW of the catholicon while the west end of the precinct is occupied by the imposing defense tower. The half-subterranean Cistern, which is preserved intact, dates to the 11th century. The actual cells were constructed later and many of them are almost completely ruined today. The monastery is enclosed by an irregular in plan, stone perimeter wall. Nea Moni was founded in the middle of the 11th century, with a donation of the emperor Constantine IX Monomachos and his wife, Zoe.
For many centuries it was the most important religious center on Chios but was repeatedly destroyed in the 19th century. It was plundered by the Turks in 1822 and was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1881, which caused the collapse of the dome, the belltower, the apse of the sanctuary of the catholicon, as well as the destruction of many mosaics. In modern times, many efforts have been made for the restoration of the monument and the preservation of the mosaics in the catholicon.


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Prehistoric Times
Ruins of Koila
Ancient Times
Ancient Chios Town, Daskalopetra, Drakodospilos, Rimokastro, Delphini.
Early Christian Times
St. Isidore’s Basilica
Medieval Times
Nea Moni, Aghios Georgios of Chios Fortress, Kournas Monastery, Giustiniani Palace, Fortress of Chios, Anavatos, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
St George Prastia Siderountas
Post Byzantine and Later Times
Marble Fountains, Mosque -Tzami, Later Buildings, Panaghia Voethia Nunnery (The Virgin of Assistance), Aghios Georgios Reston, Aghios Stefanos Monastery, The Cloister of Aghios Markos, Myrsinidi Monastery, The Cloister of Aghion Pateron (The Holy Fathers), Mills

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Bella Vista, Lithi Beach, Elinda, Trahili, Metoxi, Tigani, Prastia, Miligas, Daskalopetra, Tagma, Afanis Beach, Lo Beach
 

Date: Τετάρτη, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2004
Chris Andreas, Fresh Meadows, NY
Comment:I have been to Nea Moni, and it is one beautiful and powerful sight.
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