Karakallou monastery 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
The monastery ranks
eleventh in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.
The monastery has 45
working monks, and its library holds 330 manuscripts, and about 3,000 printed
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.