916 – WG Trip to Athos: day 1 – 2

After passing Thibais and Monoxylites the boat arrives at the first stop Megali Jovanitsa. This is the harbour of the Chilandariou monastery.

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A good dirt road leads directly to this Serb monastery – 27/9/2009

Soon after you will see this kellion: the name is not known to me, it lies near the area called Patitiria.
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And then the beautifull harbour of Sografou appears:
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The same place in 1986:
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And not far from here the harbour Konstamonitou is found:
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After this building the first real Athos monastery Dochiariou comes into sight (with its ugly red crane – why do they keep it standing there for such a long time??):
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Detail of the monastery Dochiariou.
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And the next monastery Xenofontos follows soon:
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And after passing the small cell of Agios Nikolaos (?) you will see the majestic buildings of Panteleimonos.
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Finally we arrive at the Holy Mountian and we start our trip at Panteleimonos:
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Wim, 11/11/09

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1 Response to 916 – WG Trip to Athos: day 1 – 2

  1. Dimitris says:

    The Docheiariou crane has ruined oh so many photos of mine the last few years. I have been wondering why they still keep it standing as it is currently not in use. From closer inspection I noticed that it is not a mobile crane, but a build-in one, and probably the biggest in Athos. to be removed it needs to be taken apart, and obviously by skilled personel and not by the monks. I don’t see that happening soon unless Docheiariou enters a new phase of restoration works.

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