In the comment of Sotiris to our last blog he gave me a big releave: the hike through the Aeropotamos was a much better choice then the path on other side, because of the rough terrain and the lack of signs.
He showed us a link to his Greek website, with nine very detailed and perfect Athos maps (and much more from the rest of Greece), showing paths from all over the Holy Mountain. The maps are accompanied by pictures of Google maps.
With my poor knowledge of Greek I could understand that these maps are made with the help of a modern (Garmin) GPS device and that's why they look so accurate. I will show you the Aeropotamos map first, followed by links to all of his PDF-files. Keep up the great work Sotiris (and a translation in English would a make a lot of pilgrims happy!).
map 1: Xeropotamou – Karyes – Ag. Anna
map 2: Lavra – Ag. Neilos – Ag. Anna
map 3: Esfigmenou – Xenofontos
map 4: Sografou – Vatopediou – Pantocratoros
map 5: Dionysiou – Antithonas
map 6: Xenofontos – Ag. Anna
map 7: Lavra – Mt. Athos – Ag. Anna
map 8: Ag. Anna – Mt. Athos
map 9: Pantocratoros – Karyes – Grigoriou
Thanks for this great information! (Advice: If you zoom in on the Google map you will see the numbers appear and with the help of Google translate most of the Greek text and numbers will be explained !)