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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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1926 – Meeting Dragan Jemuovic

When we were relaxing in the kiosk outside the maingate of Lavra May 2017 a man came up to me and introduced himself as Dragan who said he knew me. It took me a moment to understand because I had … Continue reading

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1839 – Hermit cells

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1514 – Where the hermits live

In less than five kilometers distance from sea level Mount Athos rises to its top at 2026 meters. So it’s incredibly steep. The gradient is on the average an amazing 40°. Because of this the southern end of the peninsula … 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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295 – Karoulia hermits

Interesting movie images of Karoulia hermits on the steep clifs of the mountain.

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