Karyes, Mount Athos

Karyes (Greek: Καρυές) is a settlement in Mount Athos of the Athonite monastic community. The 2011 Greek census reported a population of 163 inhabitants. It is the largest settlement in Mount Athos.

Karyes
Καρυές
The main street in Karyes
The main street in Karyes
Karyes is located in Greece
Karyes
Karyes
Coordinates: 40°15′26″N 24°14′45″E / 40.25722°N 24.24583°E / 40.25722; 24.24583Coordinates: 40°15′26″N 24°14′45″E / 40.25722°N 24.24583°E / 40.25722; 24.24583
CountryGreece
Administrative regionMount Athos Monastic community of Mount Athos
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Rural
163
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The major church at Karyes is the Protaton, which is the church of the Protos, or president of the monastic community. The famed Axion Estin icon is kept at the Protaton. Each of the twenty monasteries of Mount Athos also has a konaki, or representative's residence, at Karyes.[2]

Koutloumousiou Monastery is located just a few hundred meters to the south of the town center of Karyes.[3]

HistoryEdit

Serbian Bishop Saint Sava built a church and cell at Karyes, where he stayed for some years, becoming a Hieromonk, then an Archimandrite in 1201. He wrote the Karyes Typicon during his stay there, and a marble inscription of his work still exists.[4] In 1219 Sava becomes the first Archbishop of Serbia.[4]

In the year 1283, Latin Crusaders during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Michael Paleologos, attacked Mount Athos. They tortured and hanged the Protos, and sacked the Protaton, murdering many of the monks. These monks are commemorated as martyrs by the Eastern Orthodox Church on December 5 (for those churches which follow the traditional Julian Calendar, December 5 falls on December 18 of the Gregorian Calendar).

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Karyes, Greece
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49
(9)
52
(11)
59
(15)
66
(19)
76
(24)
86
(30)
90
(32)
90
(32)
80
(27)
71
(22)
59
(15)
51
(11)
69.083
(20.60)
Average low °F (°C) 34
(1)
36
(2)
41
(5)
47
(8)
56
(13)
65
(18)
69
(21)
69
(21)
61
(16)
54
(12)
45
(7)
37
(3)
51.166
(10.65)
Source: "Karyes Monthly Climate Average, Greece". World Weather Online. 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Speake, Graham (2014). Mount Athos: renewal in paradise. Limni, Evia, Greece. ISBN 978-960-7120-34-2. OCLC 903320491.
  3. ^ Howorth, Peter (2022). Mount Athos: The Holy Mountain. Filathonites. ISBN 978-0-473-41386-6.
  4. ^ a b Đuro Šurmin, Povjest književnosti hrvatske i srpske, 1808, p. 229