DESCRIPTION
HISTORY
THE MONUMENT
INFORMATION
PHOTOGALLERY
 
General view of the New Monastery from NW
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Nea Moni at Chios
According to tradition, Nea Moni was founded by the emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-1055) in order to reward two monks from Chios, who had prophesied to him when he was in exile on Mitilini that his exile would soon come to an end and that he would ascend the throne.

The monastery was built in roughly the middle of the island on the west side of Mount Provateion, where a few years earlier the monks had found the miraculous icon of the Virgin hanging from a myrtle branch.

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See Also
Other museums that are monuments too
Archaeological Museum of Karpathos
Ecclesiastical Museum of the Holy Bishopry of Maroneia and Komotini
Ecclesiastical Museum of the Toplou Monastery
Museum of the Ancient Agora
Museum of the Monastery of Arkadi
Museum of the Monastery of Preveli
Numismatic Museum
Palace of the Grand Masters
Pavlos Kountouriotis Mansion
Sculpture Collection of the Monastery of Osios Loukas
Vouvalis Mansion
White Tower: Museum
White Tower: Museum