Prodromou Skete (Athos)
Belonging to the abbey of the Great Lavra, the Romanian skete of Saint John the Baptist is perched upon a low rocky hill located in between Kavsokalyvia Skete and the Lavra itself. Prior to 1857 it existed as a Greek cell but after being sold to Romanian monks Nekatarios and Niphon it became recognized as a skete. Its architectural design is typically Athonite with buildings rectangularly shaped around the central courtyard.
The library consists of 5000 printed books and 130 manuscripts, primarily in Romanian language.
There are 25 monks in residence.