Many footpaths (monopatia) are unfortunately replaced by dirt roads. But there are still many to choose from. The photo’s are from 2009 till 2015.Near Vatopedi in the direction of Esfigmenou. One of the nicest examples of a footpath on the Athonite peninsula.
Crossing bridges such as here near Panteleimonos and between Iviron and Karyes.
Near Lavra. From Lavra to the harbour of the monastery the old path suddenly ends because of a dirt road. The end of the path is reinforced with concrete apparently to avoid that the stones will shift or will be washed away by rain water.
Monopatia in summer and winter.
On the path Chilandariou – Sografou the thick vegetation forms a sort of tunnel.
Walking up and down the mountain.
Path crossing the stone avalanche near skite Anna and a path near Kaliagra.
Coming from the tower of Kaliagra (in the background) the path reaches the beach as we are walking in the direction of Stavronikita.
The Friends of Mount Athos have very useful chart of many different Mount Athos walking routes. For the real monopatia aficionado there is this video: more then one hour the footpath beginning at arsanas Simonas Petras ending at Dionysiou.