Karakalou monastery

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Karakallou
Καρακάλλου
Karakallou.jpg
External view of the monastery.
Karakalou monastery is located in Mount Athos
Karakalou monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Karakallou
Established early 11th century
Dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul
Diocese Mount Athos
People
Founder(s) Elder Karakalas
Prior Archimandrite Elder Philotheus
Important associated figures Prince of Wallachia John-Peter
Site
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°13′26″N 24°18′30″E / 40.2239°N 24.3083°E / 40.2239; 24.3083
Visible remains skull of the Apostle Bartholomew and of St Christopher, and a fragment of the True Cross
Public access Men only

Karakallou monastery (Greek: Μονή Καρακάλλου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. It stands on the south-eastern side of the Athos peninsula. It was founded in the 11th century. In the 13th century, as a result of the activity of pirates and Latins, Karakallou was totally deserted. It was rebuilt in the 16th century.

The monastery ranks eleventh in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.

The library holds 330 manuscripts, and about 3,000 printed books.

The monastery has 50 working monks.

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Coordinates: 40°13′26″N 24°18′30″E / 40.2239°N 24.3083°E / 40.2239; 24.3083