1043 – 2009 Trip to Athos: from Mylopotamos to Filotheou, day 2 – 1

We woke up early on our second day on Mt. Athos to see the sun rize.

A rich breakfast at Mylopotamos with Father Ioachim, Father Prodromos and Bas

Father Ioachim prepaired a take-away lunch for us, properly packed in plastic. After that we split up and I said goodbye to Herman’s group, but not after my own plastic bottle was filled up with home-made Tsipourou and many good wishes for this days journey, that was about to begin.

A final view of the Mylopotamos complex and its vineyards (a)

The path from Mylopotamos to Filotheou. Because detailed maps of this path are missing, I tried to draw my own course of the path, but it is not 100% accurate. The letters refer to the place where the pictures were shot.

The brook called “Filotheitikos Lakkos”, coming from Filotheou (b)

The junction to Lavra and Karakallou/Filotheou (c)

To the South: the cell (kellion) of Ag. Dimitrios and Mt. Athos (e)

Sign to Iviron and Arsanas Filotheou (near d)

Sign at the start of the path to Filotheou (d)

A short film, where the path crosses the road twice (d).

A sign to Kelli Ag. Konstandinou & Elenis (see nr 94 on the Road Map)

An unknown kellion (f)

The same kellion with signs to Iviron and Arsanas Filotheou (f)

A cross of the kellion Ag. Georgiou (g)

The entrance to kellion Ag. Georgiou (g)

Ag. Georgiou: the roof and garden (g)

The garden: cabbage and tomatoes (g)

and grapes at Ag. Georgiou (g)

And I end this blog with a picture to the North of the Magoula settlement, with a few houses of Karyes on the background (h).

Next time more about Filotheou!

Wim, 23-4

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6 Responses to 1043 – 2009 Trip to Athos: from Mylopotamos to Filotheou, day 2 – 1

  1. Dimitris says:

    This cell is inhabited, as I have seen monks in there on many occasions. Iveron and Stavronikita are among my favorite monasteries so I often use this particular path. Probably Yannis from “Athos Memories” could fill you in regarding the name of the cell and its dependency. Regarding the trash on the beach in the photo, they are the result of the bad weather and the high waves that bring trash and wood trunks from all over the northern Aegean to this side of the peninsula. The almost destroyed building in the other photo, did saw some better days as the following photo proves:


  2. Vasxedlis says:

    Maybe the name of the kellí is Agios Nikólaos Nerantzona, belonging to I.M. Koutloumousíou, see map in: G.N. Pentzikis, Explorer 2003.

  3. art101 says:

    End of May I am in this are, starting with Filotheou. Do you have knowledge of the way from Karyes to Filotheo?(duration) I’m also in Morfonou but your path on the photo doesn’t fit to the Zwerger map. Could you transfer it onto it and send me an image?
    all the best

  4. Wim says:

    Art101: The Zwerger-map shows you a path from Arsanas Filotheou to I.M. Filotheou. It is the same path that I have drawn on the Google maps picture. If you’ll walk the road from Iviron to Lavra you can’t miss the signs, which you will lead to the path that leads to Filotheou. By the way, I realize more and more that the Zwerger map isn’t that accurate, it is not up-to-date and that it has its minor points, but together with the Athos map Road Edition ISBN: 978 960 8481 21 3 (see post 7) you’ll have a good change not to get lost!
    Have a nice stay on Mt. Athos, I wish I could be there in May!

  5. Daniel says:


    Komende week hoop ik van Dafni naar Dionisiou en de volgende dag van Dionisiou naar Iviron te lopen. Op dit weblog zag ik dat deze wandelingen vorig jaar in de planning stonden voor een groep (te zien op een google-kaartje). Is dit ook gelukt en is vooral de wandeling van Dionisiou naar Iviron haalbaar (voor een gezonde jongeman)?

    Bij voorbaat dank en ik wou zeggen dat ik veel heb gehad aan dit web-log.

    groet Daan

  6. Wim says:

    Beste Daan, het is een fikse wandeling, maar het is ons – ‘oude’ mannen van rond de 50 – gelukt. Het zwaarste deel is het 1e stuk, waar je een heel stuk moet stijgen to 850 m., daarna gaat het vanzelf! Laat weten hoe je reis is verlopen! Geniet ervan!

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