Moni is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece
situated in Chios island .
It is a royal edifice - as many imperial chrysobullus have
proved - which was founded in 1042 A.D. by the Emperor Constantine
the Duellist (Monomachus)
construction lasted 12 years (1042 - 1056 A.D.)
The church has a "simple" octaconch style.
Mosaics of Nea Moni compose a representative proof of the austere
decorate the walls on the higher surfaces, the domes in the inner
narthex, the nave and the holly sanctuary.
The multi colored mosaics are made of natural stone and glass