Starting from the Ancient Times until Byzantine Hemettu’s History has been combined with the religious worship. Nowadays, a great number of monasteries supports this relationship between Hemettu and the sacred.
After creating a monastic structure having been chosen as the main theme of this Academic Thesis, Hemettu was chosen as the broader spatial frame for the monastery. Through marches and parallel recordings of “spatial findings” the certain location of the monastery was confined. The area near the Ancient Quarries of “Karas”, a place at the West side of Hemettu, is being proposed as the site of a Men’s Monastery on the honor of Saint Gregorios Palamas.
Two plateau exist on the intensive bas-relief of this area. Monastery is going to be situated on the one of them. A stone’s elaboration laboratory is going to be situated on the other one, which was the corn of the ancient quarry.
The combination of these two main spatial poles is fulfilled through a route which was designed according to the gradual movement from the “place of prayer” to the “place of work”.