External view of the monastery.
|Full name||Holy Monastery of Karakallou|
|Established||early 11th century|
|Dedicated to||St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Philotheus|
|Important associated figures||Prince of Wallachia John-Peter|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|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.
- Icons of the Holy Monastery of Karakallou – Official website
- Karakallou monastery at Mount Athos
- Greek Ministry of Culture: Holy Monastery of Karakallou