1066 – 9 monasteries in 4 days

2009
This is Zwergers map with the 4 trails we walked during our stay in 2009
1panteleimonos_2
The first monastery we saw was Panteleimonos. For me it was the third time that I was in this impressive monastery so I did not enter the church on the second floor but walked around the monastery. Together with my brother we examined the often ruined buildings outside the monasteries walls.
3iviron
We walked to Karyes and the to Iviron where the monks were harvesting the grapes. This is the backside on the monastery. We continued our walk and slept in Mylopotamos.
4_stavr
The second day we walked back to Iviron and then to the beautiful Stavronikita. Here the tower with the bougainville flowers.
5panto
The next stop was Pantokratoros
6vatopedi
Finally we arrived at Vatopedi where we got a room and stayed for the night.
7esfig
The third day our first target was Esfigmenou. We got drinks but could not see the church because the monks were working hard on the sewage system.
8_chilanda
In the Serbian monastery of Chilandariou we saw the restaurations still in progress after the fire of 2004. We admired the church and ate our lunch in the kiosk. When we took the path to Zografu I turned around and made this picture of Chilandariou
8zografu
Then, pretty exhausted as we were, we arrived at the Bulgarian monastery of Zografu where we spend the night.
9_konstam
The fourth and last day we walked from Zografou to Konstamonitou.
This sums up our 4 days in 2009. More later.
Photos and texts by hv

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2 Responses to 1066 – 9 monasteries in 4 days

  1. Beste Wim en Herman,
    De ontdekking van jullie athos-blog was mijn ontdekking van 2009.
    Voor de volgende keer:???? ?????? ??? ? ??????? ???? ???.
    +Stephan

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