The Monastery Karakalou

⇠ Karyes 17km (3 and 30’ hours)

The Monastery Karakalou, with a high and imposing tower, is located in the southeastern side of Athos peninsula, in a picturesque area with view over the Aegean Sea.
The monastery was founded in the 11th century, probably by a monk named Karakalas. Some people also argue that the monastery was named after a Roman Emperor, Karakalas, who had built here a tower by the sea (211-217).
The monastery is dedicated to the Apostles Peter and Paul and celebrates on the 29th of June / 12th of July.

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The Monastery Karakalou - Holy Mountain - Greece
The Monastery Karakalou - Holy Mountain