The Hesychasterion of Karoulia

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Huts of the hermits at Karoulia

Karoulia is located at the southernmost shore of Mount Athos on a rocky and very steep site. The hermit monks have built their huts inside caves, holes and rock protrusions. The name "karoulia" (pulleys) derives from the fact that in the old days supplies were delivered to the monks with pulleys.

The ten monks are principally occupied with prayer. They have diminished their corporal needs to the absolute minimum. They drink rain–water which they collect and eat just enough to stay alive; they support themselves by weaving baskets and making rosaries, which they sell or exchange for food in Daphne.


Karoulia area

Karoulia area

Huts of the hermits at Karoulia

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