The Hermits of Karoulia of Mount Athos

Karoulia is the main area of the hermits and belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery. The hermits live in huts (12 huts built in 17th century) and caves. The name of the area comes from the pulley (karouli in Greek) which the hermits use to hang the basket where the passing monks, pilgrims or fishermen put some water and a piece of bread. In Karoulia live today 10 hermits.