The reservoir on Google Earth, with Palio Monastiro and Panteleimon on the background.
As you can see on the route we walked, shown in post 956, we made a detour to have look at one of few lakes on Athos. I did not know that it was an artificial lake, so when you walked trough a small riverbed I was really surprized to bump into this massive stone wall.
In the wall we found this niche with a plastic pipe for fresh water, leading towards Panteleimon (?)
After climbing up, we saw the massive dam from above, with the niche on the lower right site (in the middle)
Another picture of the 3 meters (?) wide dam with the reservoir
The reservoir with the vast forrest of Athos on the background
The inhabitants – a frog family
The reservoir from a different angle: after a long summer the water level is low
Next time we will take a closer look at Paleo Monastiro.