Karyes, the 'monastic village' and administrative center of Mount Athos.
The main street in Karyes.
The Sacred Church of Protaton, the first known church on Mount Athos. The roof was under extensive renovation.
In the chapel across the street from the Protaton, where the famous wonder-working Icon of the Mother of God, 'Axion Esti' ('It is truly meet') is now kept.
The Wonder-Working Icon of the Theotokos, 'Axion Esti'.
Meeting area of the Athonite Council, consisting of representatives from each of the monasteries.