In post 1937 I already showed you the pictures I took during our Cessna flight on May 6th 2017. During that flight I had two cameras in both my hands: one for taking pictures and in the other hand I had a camera to film the complete flight over Athos. It took from the border near Ouranopolis to the end, near Cape Arapis, a little more than 30 minutes. It was quite a bumpy and enervating flight (with 2 camera’s), so don’t expect professional shots. But I do have to say that it was a fabulous experience. So, if you ever have time (and some money) to book this flight, I would say: “do it”.
Our pilot Georgeos was a very friendly person, who knew a lot about the Holy Mountain (being member of the harbour police stationed at Vatopedi/Ierissós). It is very easy to make an appointment with the Thessaloniki Aeroclub. We flew immediately after arriving the international airport.Our pilot Georgeos
Wim Voogd, 12/1
Post Scriptum: I know it has nothing to do with Athos, but I am big fan of Dakota planes. This beauty stands alone at Thessaloniki airport, waiting for somebody to care about ….Who helps her from this deplorable state?
Short movie about Mount Athos http://www.pemptousia.gr/video/de%e1%bf%a6te-pros-me-i-vravevmeni-tenia-mikrou-mikous-tis-athoniadas-ekklisiastikis-akadimias/