This is the location of the harbour of the oldest monastery on Mt. Athos: Lavra. After a rather long walk coming from Kavsokalivia (sept. 2013) I decided to descend a little further to the coast to make pictures of the arsanas. I searched for the old cobbled footpath but couldn’t find it so I took the dirtroad. Finally I got there and I filmed this:
The dam completes the natural harbour which is not very much in use because the ferry will not come when there is too much wind and too many waves.
A photo made in 1870 when the dam was already build and a drawing made by the Frenchman Papety in 1846.
At close range of the arsanas I finally discovered the old footpath ending abruptly at the dirtroad. When I walked back to the monastery I made a picture of the electricity house of the monastery dominated by the loud noise of the heavy generators inside. Then I arrived just in time to eat at the old trapeza of Lavra.