On the territory of the monastery there are a lot of small chapels, a library of manuscripts and a rich storehouse of precious church objects. In the library, besides 2300 manuscripts, 10.000 printed editions, a special jewel is kept – a copy of the Ptolemaic geography with maps.
In Vatopedi, the relics of St. Gregory the Theologian, the Holy Great Martyr Kharalampy, the Holy Great Martyr Panteleimon, the Great Martyr Demetrius, Andrew of Crete, Modest of Jerusalem, the relics of St. Eudoxia of Vatopedi, the image of the Empress Theodora, the wife of Theophilus, the cup of Iaspis are the gift of Emanuel Comnenus Palaeologus.
Among the miraculous icons of the monastery is the icon Theomotors “Pyrovolitisas” – shooted. Another miraculous icon – the Virgin “Paramytyas” – fabulous. Icon of the Mother of God “Antiphonitria” – answering. Her voice was heard when the daughter of Theodosius the Great, Planidia, wished to pass the nave of the temple. “Why do you want to let our enemies say that a female foot has stepped here? Stop it! Do not go further! “According to legend, from that moment the prohibition of women entering the Holy Land of Athos was instituded.
In addition to the farmhouse outside the Holy Mountain, Vatopedi owns 27 cells and two Sketes dedicated to St. Dimitry and St. Andrew.
The skete of St. Dimitry is located half an hour walk to the mountain. The temple was built by the descendants of the Holy Great Martyr Dimitry of Thessaloniki. Traditionally, their families spent centuries (until 1821) sent to the monastery donations to pay for the expenses associated with celebrating the day of memory of their holy ancestor.
The skete of St. Andrew is bigger. His cathedral is the largest on Athos and one of the most magnificent in the Eastern Christian world.