In April 2019 we went to Athos with our dear friend from the US, Barry Oreck. It was for him the first time on the Holy Mountain. Sensing the special moments during our stay he made some beautiful portraits.
After arriving in Dafni we took the bus to Karyes. From Karyes we visited the nearby monastery of Koutloumousiou and walked via Kapsala to Pantocratoros where we spend the night.
The path from Pantocratoros to Profitou Eliou was difficult to pass because of the rainfall,
From Profitou Eliou we walked back to Pantocratoros and then following the coastal path to Vatopedi. This was our 2nd night.
From Vatopedi we took an early taxi to Karyes, then the bus back to Dafni where we took the boat to Kavsokalivia. There we started walking, along the south slope of the mountain, to the skiti of Prodromou.
On this third day we made a short detour to the spectacular cave of Nelios.
The last day we walked from Prodromou to Lavra where we took a taxi for a long trip again to Dafni where we took the boat to Simonas Petras, our last monastery.
From the arsanas it is a short climb to the monastery. A portrait of Jacques Poell.
Photo’s by Barry Oreck