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Mount Filerimos, Rhodes

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Entrance to the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Cloister of the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Filerimos monastery chapel of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Cloister of the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

Presentation

General
During the Byzantine period, Mount Filerimos (267 m) was equipped with a safe, then it was built in the thirteenth century by the Knights of St. John Monastery of Our Lady of Filerimos (Moní Filérimou).
EtymologyEtymology
The name of Filerimos (Philerimos, "who likes the Desert") is that hermits lived in the Middle Ages in the caves found there.

Location

View from the Monastery of the Cross Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.Mount Filerimos or Philerimos is located northwest of the island of Rhodes , 5 km from Trianta and 15 km from Rhodes. Since Trianta , turn left towards Ialyssos by a road that climbs lace on the side of Mount Filerimos

The summit of Mount (267 m), dominates the north of the island.

Coordinates: Latitude: 36.399429 (36 ° 23 '57.9 ") N, Longitude: 28.143684 (28 ° 8' 37.3") E

Hill Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

VisitsVisits

Under the Knights, Catholics monks succeeded those of Greek Orthodox rite who where there since its origine, enlarged its facilities and it conferred a much greater prestige.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Filerimos monastery chapel of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery bell tower in Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.
The current state of the monastery, surrounded by Aleppo pines and cypresses, is due to the remarkable restoration by the Italians during the period was the Dodecanese under Italian rule. You can admire the chapels surmounted by the cross of the Knights, and especially one of the finest medieval cloisters. The monastery has retained its cloister and church, dedicated to Our Lady of Filerimos, where you can see a beautiful Byzantine mosaic depicting a fish.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Entrance to the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The last Italian monks had to leave the monastery in 1948, strained and forced by the Greek police.

The monks sell a local liquor called "sette" consisting of seven plants (oregano, thyme, sage, wormwood plants and three undisclosed ...). Italian monks passed on the secret of its manufacture Pantelis Sikofilos perpetuating the tradition.

Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Corridor monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Corridor monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The cloister
Cloister of the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Cloister of the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Cloister of the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The bell tower
Monastery bell tower in Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery bell tower in Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery bell tower in Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The Chapel
Filerimos monastery chapel of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Icon Filerimos monastery chapel of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Icon of Our Lady of the monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Above against the picture of the icon "Our Lady of Philermos" (H Παναγία της Φιλερήμου), whose original is currently in Montenegro.

According to tradition, the Virgin Philermos was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist, and from Jerusalem of Rhodes to the year 1000. Knights prevailed after taking Rhodes by the Ottomans in 1522. The icon then wandered Viterbo Italy Malta, Saint Petersburg and finally Montenegro. The copy seen at Mount Filerimos is the work of an Italian painter.

His fame as a miraculous image was known throughout the Mediterranean basin.

Greek Orthodox Byzantine icon tradition.

Egg tempera on wood, gilding with gold leaf.

Size: 30 x 40 cm.

The monastery was built on the foundations of an early Christian church Byzantine basilica, which you can see the remains of the baptistery.
Ruins of the monastery Filerimos Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Monastery of the Knights of Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.
Stations of the Cross
Visitors can climb the way to Calvary (the "Golgotha"), a paved stone with scenes of the Passion of Jesus, the stations of the Way of the Cross are represented by fourteen icons.
Monastery in Rhodes Filerimos seen from the cross. Click to enlarge the image.Stations of the Cross Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Stations of the Cross Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The cross Philermos
Cross Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.Cross Monastery Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.This path leads to the green western part of the hill, where there is a cross in the middle of imposing a small square Filerimos Cross, 18 meters high and visible for miles a round.

(Lat: 36.399619 (36 ° 23 '58.6 ") N, longitude: 28.138674 (28 ° 8' 19.2") E)

The chapel of St. George
Chapelle Saint-Georges de Rhodes Filerimos. Click to enlarge the image.Below the monastery is found half-buried chapel of Agios Georgios decorated with mural paintings of the fourteenth and fifteenth century restored before the Second World War which depict scenes from the New Testament and the Knights with their patron saints.
Doric fountain
Doric fountain Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Doric fountain fourth century BC, consisting of six Doric columns, the water gushed from the mouth of lion heads carved in stone. Behind the fountain, the rock is dug long tunnels that served as a hiding place in troubled times.
Mount Filerimos, one has a splendid view over the bay of Ialyssos, surrounding villages, Mount Atavyros, the highest mountain in Rhodes, as well as on the slopes of the two airports of Rhodes, namely the former at Maritsa and the new .
For aerodromes from the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.View Airfield Paradisi from the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
From there it is easy to understand the strategic importance of Mount Filerimos contemplating the vast plain that extends to the sea here is that the Byzantines besieged Genoese in 1248, the mountain was also chosen by the knights before they moved to Rhodes, and their worst enemy, Suleiman the Magnificent, established his headquarters during the siege of 1522.
View from the west coast to the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.View of the eastern coast from the monastery of Filerimos Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.View from the Cross Rhodes Filerimos - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)

General Information

General
Moni Filerimou

Phone: 00 30 22410 92202

Visiting hoursVisiting hours
Peacock blue Filerimos monastery at Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Opening hours Summer: every day except Monday, from 8 am to 19 pm, Winter: 8 h 30 to 14 h 30.

Rates € 3.

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