1841 – 31th August: 10th anniversery Athos weblog

weblog start foto Stavronikita - kopie.jpgStavronikita: 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).024 Athos monnikenPanteleimonos-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”.033 Athos - Karyes DiamoniterionCollecting 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

039 Athos - rustende monnik 039Dionysiou 1989


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7 Responses to 1841 – 31th August: 10th anniversery Athos weblog

  1. Vasílis says:

    Thank you, Wim and Herman, χρόνια πολλά, nog vele jaren, many years with nice blogs!

  2. gerard koolschijn says:

    Sincharitiria, Cherman ke Viem!

  3. Vasílis says:

    Thank you, Wim and Herman, χρόνια πολλά, nog vele jaren, many years with nice blogs!

  4. alex says:

    You are doing a good job. Take care!

  5. Grigoriy Boiadjiev says:

    Very interesting blog! Congratulations!

  6. don Eduard says:

    Dank jullie wel hoe jullie de Heilige Berg ook aan mij hebben laten zien!

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