898 – Athos beaches

The beach near the Kaliagra-tower, not far from Stavronikita: 29/9/2009

The sea on the East side of Mount Athos is much more rough than on the West side, where the waves are smaller and the sea friendlier. On the East side the beaches are filled with old trees and branches, and – off course – all kinds of plastics.
Large waves hit the cost near Iviron – 27/9/2009

It funny to realize that these beaches are more or less unspoiled and that they are in their natural state. I don’t think a monk would even care of cleaning a beach, for what purpose would that be (in the past 1000 years)?

Beach below Mylopotamos – 27/9/2009

A large dead tree on the Iviron beach – 27/9/2009

A second large dead tree on the Mylopotamos beach – 27/9/2009

An unspoiled sand beach near the Kaliagra tower (with an ugly dragline!) – 29/9/2009

Wim, 15/10

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3 Responses to 898 – Athos beaches

  1. Eremeeff says:

    I have already seen it somethere…
    Thank you

  2. George says:

    Hi Wim,

    Where were these photos taken? Especially the ones in the ruined church?

  3. Wim says:

    George, I can’t remember the exact spot: the only thing I known that we went up-hill while walking through Karyes. Could it be the building in post 390, picture 1 and 3 ?

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