1496 – Walking from Provata to Karakalou

prov kara map

Coming from Lavra, after a short stop at the source of Athanasius the taxi dropped us near a kellion called Cell of the Panaghia. On the map it is one of the houses under and at the end the word Karakalou.(KAPAKALLOU)

1 prov kar 3 prov kar

Our starting point of the days route to Karakalou walking the monopati.

2 prov karFrom the kellion of (probably) Panaghia in the Provata area we had a beautiful view in the morning sun on kellion Timiou Stavrou, a former Ukrainian settlement where at some time 80 monks lived now again inhabited by one greek father (David).
4 provkarKellion Timiou Stavrou in september 2013. Father David was asleep according to workers.

 

6 prov kar kl 5 prov kar klein

From Timiou Stavrou a very nice footpath goes to Karakalou. Follow the sign. Not often used by pilgrims but easy to walk. Then suddenly a hidden bridge appears. See the map above.7 prov karTh old bridge between Timiou Stavrou and Karakalou. The stream is called Rema Tsiatali.
8 prov kar 8aLooking backwards we saw another Provata cell across the valley and a sign.10

Finally the monastery of Karakalou.9

Karakalou

12 11

karakalou met stavrou
In the rightcorner Timiou Stavrou. Photographer unknown.

hv

This entry was posted in 11 Karakallou, Timiou Stavrou, walking and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s