894 – Looking at the mountain

This photo is taken from the kellion/vineyard of Mylopotamos where we stayed our first night. One of the best moments was sitting in the evening sun watching the cloudless mountain together with father Joachim of Mylopotamos and Father Podromos from Skiti Anna who was there helping to paint the church.
Staring at the mountain. The new chapel on the top and the cross were visible through the binoculars.
Father Joachim who made us feel very welcome at his home. Father Epiphanius the writer of the famous Athos cookbookwas in Saloniki during our stay. Father Podromos in the background.
BK, Wim Voogd, Jaap Zondervan, Father Podromos and Father Joachim.
Later there will be more about this unique visit.
Photo ‘s by Herman Voogd

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4 Responses to 894 – Looking at the mountain

  1. Dimitris says:

    So, there wasn’t any gourmet cooking for you guys, then.. Bad timing I guess.. Did you have better luck with the wine tasting?

  2. Wim says:

    Dimitris, do not worry! Because as the excellent cooking of Father Joachim (rice with tomato and octopodia, salad and fresh patatas) and of course an abundance of excellent dry red wine (the years 2007 and 2004), we were treated like kings. It was a pity that we could’t see Father Epifanios, but that gives us another reason to go back (soon?)!

  3. Dimitris says:

    Guys, you have the warmest regards from Margaritis, the winemaker from Mylopotamos. Tonight there was a wine fair at Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. Mylopotamos had a stand there, and I had the chance to have a chat with both Margaritis and Father Epifanios. Apparently, you made a very good impression and Margaritis has the fondest memories from your visit. Also Father Epifanios said that he was sorry that he didn’t have the chance to meet you, and he is hoping to see you next time you visit Athos!

  4. Herman says:

    Good to hear.Thanks.

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