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1649 – the hike from Filotheou to Karakalou

After a short visit to Filotheou we continued our trip to Karakalou and Kellion Timiou Stavrou. This part of the hike was 2.37 km long and it took me 40 minutes, mainly over beautiful monopati’s. I had a 10 minute … Continue reading

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1614 – Semantron

Semantron of Karakalou The semantron or semandron (Greek: σήμαντρον), or semanterion (σημαντήριον), also called a xylon (ξύλον) (Romanian: toacă; Russian: било, bilo; Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian: клепало, klepalo) is a percussion instrument used in monasteries to summon the monastics to … Continue reading

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1496 – Walking from Provata to Karakalou

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 … Continue reading

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1301 – the hike from Karakalou to Lavra

To be honest, the road we walked along the coast from Timiou Stavrou to Lavra, is one of the most boring on Athos. Almost no old paths remain on this part of the peninsula, although I think I remember that … Continue reading

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1298 – Karakalou: the interior

 Early morning October 4th 2011: the katholicon  The interior of the guesthouse The same hallway, in the opposite direction Old water basin and tap One of the chapels behind closed doors (near the guesthouse) The visitors book in the guesthouse … Continue reading

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1296 – the cyclus of the Apocalypse of John in the Exonarthex of Karakalou

In the portico of the monastery Dionysiou you see the Apocalypse of John in 21 scenes, probably one of best fresco’s on the Holy Mountain. I showed you these scenes with extensive commands in post numbers 1100, 1103, 1110, 1113, … Continue reading

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1294 – Karakalou

Karakalou: the balcony of the guesthouse, where we spend the evening of Oct 3th with a good conversation In the early morning of October 4th 2011 we woke up an saw the sun rising at 7: North wing, with building … Continue reading

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