Monoxilitis and the Saint Nicholas Metochi of Saint Paul’s monastery

On the northwestern side of Mount Athos, before reaching Jovanitsa, the Monoxilitis area spreads over an area of over 800 acres. According to our historical sources, the name has derived from a monk who used a single – wood (in Greek Monoxilo) boat to fish, while another version speaks of wood that was driven by the Avars’ shipwrecked fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 626 AD.