In the late afternoon I had to walk back from Bogoroditsa to Vatopedi: most of the time I could walk over monopati’s, but also over dirt roads. The distance is 5.34 km and it took me 56 minutes, with a totall ascent of 113 meters and descent of 422 (the name Agiou Dimitriou on this map and on Google maps is wrong: this is Bogoroditsa/Xylourgou!) .
The first foto is taken at number 1 on the first map.
Two signs indicating the junction of two roads, one going down to Bogoroditsa and the other goes to in the direction of Vatopediou
At the same spot at 1: the path going down to Karyes with a FoMa sign
The junction of roads and paths at Bogoroditsa
The next two pictures are shot at number 2:
Here the monopati start to Vatopedi
The FoMA sign to Vatopediou and communication antennes with solar energy on the background
The place where the monopati starts and where the communication station is
At number 3: another FoMA sign on the path to Vatopedi
Spot number 3: the Vatopedi monopati
Crossing roads Pantocratoros/Karyes – Vatopedi
Spot 4: the ancient ruins of Athonias. In post 1442 I promised you to show you more pictures of there ruins, but it was getting late and I had to hurry to be back in time. Next time I hope to take a closer look!
The aqueduct belonging to the old school
The ruins of the school
A model of the Athonias complex in the Vatopedi museum
Vatopedi monastery from spot 5
North wing of the monastery: the guesthouse
Wim Voogd, 16/3