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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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