I think there is not a pilgrim who had no difficulties to make a swift and easy reservation to spend a night in monastery. The reason? They still use the oldfashioned fax. Eather 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 hopefull to see that more and more monasteries and skites throw their fax machines finally out and start to communicate by email. I have been collecting email adresses in the past time and with the help of our readers I have collected some adresses.
The big question is, is the list complete? Who can help us to add more email adresses, to provide our readers with the most up-to-date information ? Please help us and sent a comment or email.
To start with: every pilgrimage to Athos starts with a email send to the pilgrimsbureau in Ouranopolis:
Email adresses of the monasteries:
We have 16 adresses of monasteries now, we are doing a good job: only 4 to go (30/11/16).
Nea skiti: email@example.com(thanks Michael, 12/2/17). Or try to contact Father Eusebios Christofi from England on Facebook.
Skiti Xenofontos: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Timiou Stavrou – Father David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michalis made me aware of this website from the Mount Athos Center, with lots of information.
I did not have any suitable pictures for this post, that’s why I will share the recent pictures of something totally different: on the Dutch Athos Facebook site of Vasilis I found the rare pictures of monk Eusebios Christofi from Nea Skiti, who has been digging up the bones of Father Dimitrios last Monday, who died three years ago.Father Dimitrios with his hat (and his artificial hip)Father Dimitrios’ bones spread out on a kitchen table
Wim, 30/11/2016 update 3