1347 – Life in 1947

1947 from dafni to Karyes

The road from Dafni to Karyes was build in 1963. From that moment on a bus would bring pilgrims to the capital of Mount Athos to get the final permission. In 1947 you had to walk or ride a mule.

1947 karakalou Charisiadis, Dimitris

Monk of Karakalou  overlooking the sea.

1947 vatopedi timber

Workers loading timber at the harbour of Vatopedi monastery.

1947 unknown arsanas

A kiosk at an  unknown arsanas (maybe Lavra?). It is a place to sit or maybe to fish

1947 arsanas lavra

Monk repairing the fish nets at th Lavra arsanas. In the background 2 laymen ready to take swim!! That is not allowed nowadays.

1947 Paulou

Fisherman monk infront of the Paulou monastery. All the pictures are from 1947 an taken by photographer  Dimitris Charisiadis. Some more to be found here.


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