In my last blogs I discribed our fabulous hike through the Aeropotamos.
After arriving at Dionysiou, we saw this small cell called Apostoloi, at the other side of the mountain, opposite the monastery (also shown in the panoramic picture in blog 1088). The heavy doors guard the entrance to monastery, with a fresco of Archangels, The Holy Virgin, Jezus and St. John above.
plan of Dionysiou Just after entering the monastery, I shot this picture after turning to the right: the courtyard with tower (D) and the building above the entrance – cells of monks (?) Dionysiou – hallway in the guesthouse After a warm welcome we could relax: we left our heavy mountain shoes in our fine room and we enjoyed a cup of coffee and the magnificant view from the balcony (and……, modern pilgrims have to check their cell-phones first!). The newly renovated harbor area of Dionysiou Dionysiou – sunset from the balcony, with a pigeon in the air. Sunset – NW direction Sunset over Sitonia
Wim, 20/7 (next time more about the Dionysiou graveyard)