1756 – New map of Mount Athos

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There is a new map Mount Athos available . Water-  and rip- proof and The first highly accurate map of Mt Athos as is it stated on the map. This last part is not true because the first accurate map of the Holy Mountain and still the best is the so called Zwergermap.  But I have to say this map is not bad at all and together with the Zwergermap it is very usefull when walking the paths and roads. It has good extra maps of Karyes and the Karyes area.  Besides,  the map is not expensive EUR 5,25 on the internet and EUR 7,50 in the shop in Ouranoupolis.
02a ouranoupolis
In this shop at the square in Ouranoupolis you can buy the new map. The map by Zwerger is not for sale in Ouranoupolis, to expensive according to the shopholder. So buy the Zwerger map on the internet.
02On the left the map by Zwerger (not the latest edition) and on the right a detail of the new map. The arrow points on both maps to the crossroad Chera. But on the new map there are only 3 footpaths to be seen. In fact there are 4 monopatia coming together at this spot as we as we experienced on our last trip in september 2015.
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This is the Chera crossroad where we rested after climbing 350 meters coming from Vatopedi. After this pause we will continue our walk heading for Sografou.
05 naar zogra 04 naar vato
Chera means hand. One hand is pointing to Sografou, the other to Vatopedi. But there two more opportunities,  following the ridge of the peninsula to Chilandariou/Esfigmenou or to Karyes.

08 naar esfigmenou en chilandariou                   07 naar karyes en vatopedi
The signs in all 4 directions.
heraThe cross on the crossroad.
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This text is on the Chera crossroad monument. Nathaniel made a translation (thanks!):
This text is writing in Russian with the Old Church Slavonic alphabet:
“Сей Крест воздвижен Зографским Соборным Старцем Виктором в 1851 году и им же обновлен рожденным в епархии в великом граде Тырнове божиим ”
“This Cross is mounted by Zograf’s elder Victor in 1851 and is updated by him and by who was born in eparhy in the Great city of Tarnovo (Veliko Tarnovo)”.

Text and photo’s by Herman Voogd

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7 Responses to 1756 – New map of Mount Athos

  1. Hans Overduin says:

    The link to the text on the Chera monument is dead (a 404); can you please fix it ?

  2. Nathaniel says:

    This text is on the Chera crossroad monument. Can somebody read and translate it?
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    This text is writing in Russian with the Old Church Slavonic alphabet:
    “Сей Крест воздвижен Зографским Соборным Старцем Виктором в 1851 году и им же обновлен рожденным в епархии в великом граде Тырнове божиим ”
    “This Cross is mounted by Zograf’s elder Victor in 1851 and is updated by him and by who was born in eparhy in the Great city of Tarnovo (Veliko Tarnovo)”.

  3. Luc Strobbe says:

    Beste Herman,

    Complimenten met je schitterende blog, meer een heel uitgebreid reisverhaal.
    Via welke site is de nieuwe wandelkaart van Athos verkrijgbaar? Een Websearch levert niet veel bruikbaars op.
    Groeten, Luc

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