Metamorphosis at Kastro


In the area of St Kyriaki, on a rocky prominence just below the ruins of the Byzantine fortress “Kastellos” (gr. Kastro), Chrysopigi’s new monastic complex has been built.

The Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Lord or, as it is popularly known, Metamorphosis at Kastro was built with the lowest possible ecological footprint, using the stone of the site’s excavation and following the principles of bioclimatic architecture.

The goal was to create a unified whole where the structured and unstructured spaces merge in balance, so that the attention would be drawn primarily to the natural environment and to its harmonious relationship to the buildings.

In 2002 the site was blessed by the presence of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. On his visit he walked the stone pathways of the area and laid the foundation stone for the new Monastery Church, or Katholikon, of Metamorphosis (19 June, 2002).

On Sunday, 2 September 2012, the Katholikon of Metamorphosis was consecrated by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.


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