Category Archives: Karyes

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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1904 – ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ / Christos Anesti!

Easter liturgy in the Protaton in 1958, photographed by Chrysostomus Dahm, who published them in 1959 in his book Athos, Berg der Verklärung.Gouverneur Konstantopoulos and Protos Nathanael in the ProtatonThe ending of the Easter ceremonies: a meeting in the Iera Kinotis … Continue reading

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1882 – winter on Athos!

It keeps on snowing on the Holy Mountain: many beautiful and rare photo’s appear on the internet, such as these from Karyes and the Protaton and the Holy Epistatia building:and the main road and hotel in Karyes, with large icicles! Here … Continue reading

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1872 – the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri near Karyes

In post 1287 I published some historical pictures from Athos, including the one from the beginning of 1900 of the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri in Karyes. I did not know where to find this cell, but Giannis told us already … Continue reading

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