Stavronikita: first weblog header – 2007
Ten years ago we started this weblog for the group of pilgrims that planned a visit to Holy Mountain (Jaap, Harry, Douwe, Fanta, Jitze, Herman and Wim), not realizing that 10 years later the weblog has grown into a serious hobby, with 1841 posts, more than 500.000 views and almost 100.000 visitors (counting from January 2013) and with visitors from all over the world (154 countries in 2015).Panteleimonos-monks in 1980
137 readers follow our wordpress-blog and we have 4187 followers on Twitter. Publishers ask us to review books about Athos and map makers seek publicity for their new product. Readers share their Athos stories and pictures on this blog and Athos friends help us with professional comments and advice (thanks Giannis, Jan Paul, Vasilis, Bertinos, Alex, Sean, Hans, Gerard, Bart and many others). But also on the Holy Mountain the Athos-weblog did not go unnoticed: during our six visits in the past 10 years many pilgrims and monks complimented us for our work: one of readers called our blog “a goldmine with information about Athos”.Collecting ID cards and the Diamoniterion in Karyes – 1986
Reason for us to continue our blog in the following years. Also thanks to our fellow pilgrims Gert-Jan, Jitze and Jacques, and a special thanks to Bas Kamps for his worthfull contributions to this blog. And we -ofcourse- want to say thanks our all readers for visiting this site. Please continue to do so, we will try to do our best to write stories and show pictures of one of the most beautiful places on Earth, our beloved peninsula Athos.
Wim and Herman Voogd, 31th August 2016