Kaliagra – 29/09/2009
On the last day of our trip to Athos I had the opportunity to take a closer look this harbor building, called Kaliagra, which is situated between Iviron and Stavronikita. It took me a 15 minute walk from Stavronikita.
The arsanas belongs to the monastery of Koutloumousiou, but I did not find more information about this building (f.e., when was it build?).
I drew my own plan of the building (which is not 100% accurate).
Kaliagra – view from the North, with the entrance to the boathouse in the tower (building A and B). Someone forgot the remove the scaffolds, after an attempt to renovate the building?
Stairways to the living-quarters ? (building B and C, stairs G), with on the other/sea site the remnants of balconies.
Kaliagra – the South site of the building (D, C and B)
Kaliagra – the sea site (with remnants of balconies, E)
Kaliagra – the tower or boathouse, building A (It is still in use by whome ……?)
Maybe this inscripted stone above the door in the tower at the first stairs (F and H) will give us some more information. Unfortuanately I only can read the word “arsanas” in the right top corner. Who can help us with this one?
Wim, 27/11: next time more pictures from the interior