On September 22th 2015 we hiked from Nea Skiti to Skiti Anna, a trail of only 1.9 km.
Just after leaving Nea Skiti you will find this signpost:The yellow sign leads to the hut of elder Josepf the Hesychast, who lived in Nea Skiti in 1951.Iera kalivi Ag. Savva in Nea SkitiOn the other side of Savva, one of the last houses in Nea Skiti, high up the hill, called Stavlos, with a stable for mules (?).The gardens of Nea SkitiTo Ag. Anna and to PavlouA goodbye to Nea SkitiA foothpath bridge or tunnel! This picture is taken at the first red arrow on the map above.When you walk the path to Skiti Anna, do visit the cell of Agiou Georgiou “Kartsonaion” (see the second red arrow on the map – the first picture of this blog and the photo below).Agiou Georgiou “Kartsonaion” The entrance door of Agiou Georgiou “Kartsonaion”. The Kartsonasion brotherhood was founded by the monk Gabriel Kartsonas the Spiritual, who died in 1956. Read more about the brotherhood here.The balcony and garden, with arsanas Skiti Anna in the background (photo’s Jitze Bakker)The churchThe interior: although the cell and church are 100% Greek, the interior looks like a Russian church, because the walls are painted white.Pictures of monks on the wall of the hallwayJust before leaving we were invited to drink a cup of coffee, together with other pilgrims from Greece.Only a couple of meters to go to Skiti Anna!After leaving the cell of Agiou Georgiou “Kartsonaion”: an old kaliva with an chapel.
Wim, 23/2 (thanks Jemmo for your correction: Anargyron is a small cell just above Agiou Georgiou “Kartsonaion”)