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External view of the monastery.
Karakallou is located in Mount Athos
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
Founder(s) Elder Karakalas
Prior Archimandrite Elder Philotheus
Important associated figures Prince of Wallachia John-Peter
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 peninsula and ranks eleventh in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The monastery has 50 working monks, and its library holds 330 manuscripts, and about 3,000 printed books.


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.


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