The Holy Skites of Mount Athos
It was founded in 1759 by the Russian monk Paisio Velitchkofsky. The katholikon (main temple) was bouilt in 1903.
The skete of Bogoroditsa lies 700m above sea level in monastery Pantokratoros territory but it belongs to St. Panteleimonos monastery
It was founded in 1766 by the priest and monk Sylvester and by the monks Efrem and Agapios. It consists of 26 huts occupied by 10 monks.
One hour away from Iviron monastery and 200m above the sea level, lies the Greek Skete of Timiou Prodromou.
It is also called Seragi. It is built in the position of an old monastery witch was called “monastery of Xistri or Xestrou”.
Nea skete it is built near the sea. It was founded in 1760 and belongs to the monastery of St. Paul. It consists of 37 cells and huts
Karoulia is the main area of the hermits and belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery. The hermits live in huts and caves.
Katounakia is a hermit’s area and it lies between Mikri Agia Anna Skite and Karoulia. There are 22 hermitages with 35 monks.
Lakkoskiti was built in the 18th century 280m above sea level. It belongs to Agiou Pavlou monastery.
The skete of Agiou Panteleimonos lies near Karies and belongs to Koutloumousiou monastery.
It was established in the 18th century. There are 15 cells and an equal number of monks. It belongs to Vatopedi monastery.
This Romanian cenobitic skete, until 1854, it was a Greek cell. In 1856 it become skete and occupied by Moldavian monks.
Three hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra and 100m above the sea level, lies the skete of Kafsokalivia.
Mikra Agia Anna is an Hermitage place, established in the 16th century. Today consists 7 huts. Belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery.
Five hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra and one hour away from Saint Paul’s monastery Mount Athos