815 – cars on Athos

In 1963 the first road from Dafni to Karyes openend on Athos, mainly to transport pilgrims by bus to Karyes, to get their Diamoniterion. At that time there were still some idiorithmic monasteries, which allowed monks to have their own property.

A “Limousine” from an idiorithmic monk arrives on Athos – 1967 (picture from the book of Erich Feigl)

Monks look at one of the first cars arriving on Athos – 1967 (picture form the book of Erich Feigl)

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