Category Archives: Karoulia

2147 – random photos and articles in chronological order – no 2

11. 1903 Photo by monk Gavriil from Panteleimonos, made on August 21, 1903, with a “revealing” image of the Mother of God (on the left). The photo was published in a Greek newspaper at that time. It still remains a … Continue reading

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2104 – Monasteries and hermits go by, between Dafni and Kavsokalivia

The ferry boat to Kavsokalivia arrived on time. We bought tickets on board. We sat on the open deck, watching the monasteries go by. It was rather windy. We talked about earlier visits, walking routes and the climb to the … Continue reading

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1935 – Father Thalleleos

Father Thalleleos at Karoulia with Spyros Bafaloukos (1953-2015) who then had just finished his exams to enter the Medical School of the University of Athens. He later became a cardiologist. This photo was taken by his friend Nicholas Exadaktylos in … Continue reading

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1934 – Div Rajkovic, photographer and a true friend of Mount Athos

Here, in one of the dormitories of Esfigmenou we met Div Rajkovic in May 2017, a very friendly man from Serbia also known as Lazar(us), his Athonian name. We had an interesting conservation about Esfigmenou and how friendly the monks … Continue reading

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1083 – Karoulia – the desert – a short film

  A still of a cave, with the remnants of a deceased monk. A Russian pilgrim visited Karoulia and he shot this amazing film of huts, caves and houses of hermits at “the Desert” of Mt. Athos, a place called Karoulia, a … Continue reading

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1001 – Hermits of Karoulia

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792 – Karoulia: hole in the rock

Foto from The 6000 beards of Athos by Ralph H. Brewster, published in 1935. Unknown photographer: the same spot as the black and white picture. Hermit dwellings. Herman Voogd

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