396 – Chromitsa

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Russian dependency (metochi) near the border. A former hospital of the Russians but now the land is leased to Tsantali winecompany. There was a fire here in august 1887 (Fennell, The Russians on Athos) destroying a large part of the buildings.
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These rather rare photo’s are from a Russian site. Rare because it is to far to walk and expensive to take a taxi. Though you can organise an excursion to the vineyards of Tsantali. From the border it will take ten minutes by car.
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View from Chromitsa on Ouranoupolis and the Island of Amoliani.
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Chromitsa ‘s rooftops are the only buildings of Athos you can see if you are in Ouranoupolis. You have to take a close look in this direction. On this picture Chromitsa is somewhere on the topleft but not visible,
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