The Skete of Saint Andrew
The Skete of St. Andrew (Serai) is located next to Karyes. There, in the external guesthouse of the Skete, since 1930 the Athonite Academy is housed. On the 3rd of July 1958, a fire burned the western wing of the Skete and destroyed its great library with the magnificent manuscripts. Today attempts are being made for the maintenance of the cloister, which belongs to the Vatopedi Monastery.