1701 – how to book an Athos visit: update March 2015

In post 1142 I shared information from the internet about how to book an Athos pilgrimage. The new email adres – from 2014 – is: athosreservation@gmail.com (so do NOT use “piligrimsbureau@c-lab.gr” anymore).


Pilgrim Herman in 2011 at the Pilgrimsbureau

If you call the Pilgrimsbureau an half a year in advance (they do not accept earlier reservations) on telephone number 00-30-2310-252578, you might get mr Christos Lolis or mr Alexander Gkikas on the phone.

The office in Ouranopolis is open for reservations on Monday to Friday from 9 to 16 h PM and on Saturday from 9 to 14 h PM.

We just booked our next trip starting at Sunday 20th of September 2015!
Schermafbeelding 2015-03-28 om 13.01.47 Schermafbeelding 2015-03-28 om 12.51.17
The counter in 2009 (Jaap en Wim) and winter 2014 with glass. (Bas and sons)

Wim Voogd, 28/03 (also see “basic information” in the sidebar: Categories)

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9 Responses to 1701 – how to book an Athos visit: update March 2015

  1. F. John Herbert says:

    Guys, I have a question. When you apply to extend your diamonitirion beyond the initial four days, are there restrictions on the number of additional days you can request? What is your normal practice? Thanks.

    • athosweblog says:

      This is really a difficult question: when we asked for a one day extention last year we got five extra days! And a good friend of my did not have any troubles to ask for a 14 extra days! I would advise to ask as many days as you want, maybe you will get more!

  2. F. John Herbert says:

    Thanks for the advice. It’s a bit tricky to book a flight back to the US without knowing how long you can extend your stay, but I guess I’ll just be optimistic.

  3. Kestas says:

    Hello, maybe you can tell is it very bad to come to Agios Pavlos monastery without reservation for nigth stay? Cause i cant’ catch them on phone for tree week and their fax machine don’t work.

    • athosweblog says:

      This a problem that occurs often: many monasteries do not answer phonecalls or fax messages. I personally never experienced that a totall refusal at the gate; sometimes they tell you that it is fully booked or that the guestrooms are being renovated, and than you’ll have to find another monastery/place to sleep. I never heard of any pilgrims who had to sleep outside (unless you’re to late and the gates were closed!

  4. stiuartas says:

    Thanks, It’ll be my first time in Athos, so I want to come as prepared as I can.

  5. athosweblog says:

    Especially Paulou has a large quantity of guestrooms. No problem to go without reservation.

  6. CATALIN says:

    Do you know a functional fax number from Agios Pavlos?

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