Mount Athos Pharmacy, Karyes
Historically, the first pharmacy of Mount Athos was founded in 1897 by the order of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and one of the best known was that of the Russian Skete of Prophet Elias. The new pharmacy of Athos began its operation in 2013 serving the needs of monks and pilgrims.
The Athos pharmaceutical knowledge has very old centuries, knowledge that is stored in chests and libraries, while also based on oral tradition as preserved by the old Athonite Elders. Herbs, recipes and medicines that have been inherited from herbalists doctors monks, as Clement, Agapios, Theophilus and others, help to create fine, thermal plant products that protect and shield the human body.
It offers a wide range of fine monastic products among which include handmade soaps, shampoos, shower gels, wax creams, tinctures and teas, which offer health and longevity.