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!