In the continuation of the mountain where the Sumela Monastery was built, it is placed on the natural rock platform, almost in line with it. The monastery is entered at the gate of the protection wall in the south. On the right there is the basic remnants of the monastery cells that are placed as judges of the valedictory. The hearths are visible in the cells, in the middle. The church, which is the main structure of the monastery, has a rectangular plan and a single apse.