I think there is not a pilgrim who had no difficulties to make a swift and easy reservation to spend a night in monastery and you know what is the main reason? The monks still use the old-fashioned fax-machine!
Either you do not get connexion, or it might be that the fax machine is out-of-order or monks just don’t answer your fax message.
This is why it is hopeful to see that more and more monasteries and skites throw their fax machines finally out and start to communicate by email. In the list below you will find the email addresses I have been collecting: please help us to make this list as complete as possible ans share new information with us (use the “mail us” option in the Links)!
Please notice: we use the words “at sign” instead of the symbol @, to prevent spy-bots to hack the email addresses of monasteries (thanks Japetusgr).
To start with: every pilgrimage to Athos starts with an email send to the pilgrimsbureau in Ouranopolis:
athosreservation at sign gmail.com
Email addresses of the monasteries
01 Great Lavra: iera.moni.megistis.layras at sign gmail.com (thanks Joseph Skinner 11/8)
02 Vatopedi: filoxenia at sign vatopedi.gr or monastery at sign vatopedi.gr
03 Iviron: imiviron at sign gmail.com (thanks Michael, Michalis and Vasilis)
04 Chilandariou: pilgrims at sign hilandar.org
05 Dionysiou: monidionysiou at sign gmail.com or grafiotaxis at sign yahoo.com (thanks Michalis 28/7) ! According to Vladislav these addresses do not seem te be valid- 2/12/2017! another adress: agiosnifon at sign gmail.com (January 2018 – thanks Guido)
06 Koutloumousiou – imk.athos at sign gmail.com (thanks Cris 25/8)
07 Pantocratoros – filoxenia at sign pantokrator.gr (thanks Gabriel 16/5/17)
08 Xeropotamou: xeropotamou at sign yahoo.gr
09 Sografou: zografergo at sign gmail.com or zograf.logos at sign gmail.gr
10 Docheiariou – dohiarmon at sign gmail.com (thanks R.V. Knezevi 30/11)
11 Karakallou – karakallou at sign yahoo.gr : most of the emails are read by the Dutch monk Pachomios, who speaks French, English, Greek and ofcourse Dutch (thanks Hadrian Liem – 2/12/2017)
Notice: according to Angel – see comment 5/2/18- this mail address is not correct.
12 Filotheou: philotheou.filoxenia at sign gmail.com (thanks John 5/4/2017)
13 Simonopetras: hospitality at sign simonopetra.gr
14 Agiou Pavlou: moni at sign agiou-pavlou.gr ; evdokimos at sign me.com (thanks Ioan 27/7) visit at sign agiou-pavlou.gr (thanks Vladislav 2/12/17)
15 Stavronikita – no email, no electricity
16 Xenophontos: arhontariki at sign imxenophontos.gr or inxenofa at sign gmail.com (thanks Michalis 27/7)
17 Grigoriou: imog at sign cosmotemail.gr (thanks Bart)
18 Esfigmenou – ? (konaki in Karyes: info at sign esphigmenou.gr, do not use for reservations)
19 Panteleimonos: rpm.palomnik at sign gmail.com
20 Konstamonitou – no email. During my visit on September 18th 2018 the archondaris told me that you don’t have to call or fax: just come, he always will have a place to sleep (beware: the monastery does not have electricity and non-orthodox pilgrims are not allowed in church and the trapeza, such a pity….).
We have 18 addresses of monasteries now, one does not use email, only one to go, Stravronikita (18/9/18).
Skites and kelli
Prodromou: prodromuarhondaric at sign yahoo.com (thanks Gavriil 24/8/18)
Nea skiti: evangelismos.neaskiti at sign gmail.com(thanks Michael, 12/2/17). This email address iera.nea.skiti at sign gmail.com I found here. (3/12/2018). Or try to contact Father Eusebios Christofi from England on his Facebook-site.
Skiti Xenofontos: eugeniosathos at sign gmail.com or nikonathos at sign gmail.com
Skiti Profitou Eliou: skitioros at sign gmail.com : ask for Father Filimon (thanks mr “Jeltsin”, 28-12-2018)
Timiou Stavrou – Father David: crest1969 at sign hotmail.com
Michalis made me aware of this website from the Mount Athos Center, with lots of information.
Wim, 27/12/2018 – update 8