Dionisiou Monastery is an
Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece in
southwest part of Athos peninsula. The monastery ranks fifth in the hierarchy
of the Athonite monasteries. It is one of the twenty self-governing monasteries
in Athos, and it was dedicated to John the Baptist.
The monastery was founded
in the 14th century by saint Denys de Korisos, and it was named after him.
The architect decided to
build the monastery in Byzantinian style.By the end of the 15h century
according to the Russian pilgrim Isaiah, the monastery was Serb.
The library of the
monastery housed 804 manuscripts, and more than 4,000 printed books. The oldest
manuscripts came from the 11th century.
Today the monastery has a
community of around 36 monks.