Category Archives: Karyes

2014 – Doors and windows by Theodosios Simonopetritis

As a reaction on posts 2011 and 2012 where I showed photo’s of doors and windows, monk and photographer Theodosios Simonopetritis mailed us a very nice collection of doors and windows made by himself. Here the doors of the wine cellar … Continue reading

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2011 – Doors

There are different types of doors to admire on the Holy Mountain. The important monastery main gate doors such as this one from Konstamonitou monastery who will be closed after the sun is set. A small rusted door at Koutloumousiou. … Continue reading

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2007 – The main square in Karyes

The main square in Karyes is where the bus from Dafni stops, where pilgrims take minibuses to the monasteries, do their shoppings, drink coffee or an Amstel while waiting for the buses. It can be very busy when the buses arrive … Continue reading

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1983 – Communication by telegraph

Man on telegraph pole in Karyes in the late 19th century. Morsecodes and telegrams,  using electricity as a way of communication. On a map, made in 1901, a telegraph line (a line with dots), from Ierissos to the border  is visible. … Continue reading

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1980 – Ag. Triados in Karyes

The large house in the centre uphill is the kellion of Triados in the village of Karyes. The photo is made in 1918 by Frenchman Fernan Cuville. This is the situation nowadays. The building is in ruins for years. Surrounding smaller … Continue reading

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1976 – Around the Protaton

After our walk to Koutloumousiou we could finally enter the Protaton. This is the oldest church (10th century but repaired in the 13th century) and the most important church on Athos. The church is dedicated to the Dormition of the … Continue reading

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1963 – Watching people in Karyes.

The first monk we saw in Karyes, the capital of Athos and the only village where no one ever has been born, was an old man, whom we had met before on several occasions. The poor wandering man has got … Continue reading

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