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2221 – Palaiopyrgos: the tower of the lost monasteries of Xerokastrou and Calligrafou and more drone images

A photographer who wants to stay anonymous made some beautiful drone images of the northern part of Mt. Athos. Posts 2216, 2217 and 2219 covered the east coast, now we’ll take a closer look at the harbors and towers at … Continue reading

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2220 – todays (8-9) forest fire near Mikra Agia Anna under control and extinguished

Today’s reports from Athos monks who keep a Facebook account (father Athanasios Karouliotis and Efthymios Volonakis-Vouleftiriotis) and from Vima Orthodoxias (in Greek) tell about the fire that broke this morning, the 7th of September 2021, that started near the harbor … Continue reading

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2219 – a new discovery on Athos: strange towers close to Esfigmenou on drone images

I really thought I had seen quite a lot of Athos and its settlements and buildings (except from the farmhouses-kellia). So I was really surprized that the drone-images from an anonymous photographer had something new in store, as can see … Continue reading

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2218 – Oil-painting by Greek painter Christos Baloukos

Sorry, this painting has been sold in one day! 25/08/2021 We proudly present another co-operation between Athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos. After the presentation of a couple of watercolors with a 50% discount from August 2020 (still some available at … Continue reading

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2217 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part two: skiti Agiou Vasilíou

On the 3th of March 2021 the anonymous photographer a drone on the pristine beach of Agiou Vasilíou, in the neighbourhood of arsanas Chilandaríou and the small island (νησί-nisi in Greek) also called Ag. Vasilíou. Wim Voogd, 18/8/2021

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2216 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part one: Esfigmenou

These images are shot on March 5th 2021 by an anonymous photographer on Athos, who shared his pictures with our weblog. Wim Voogd, 17-08-2021

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2215 – Sunrise above Profítis Elías hill

This extraordinary photo is from the (Greek) Facebook site ‘Filo tou Agion Oros’ of Artur Bleco. Early in the morning 12/8 he made this picture from Sikía beach Sithonía, not far from Sarti. Wim Voogd, 13/8 (thanks Vasilis)

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2214 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Black and White

This post continues the series of pictures from monk Theodosios, started in post 2208: today I have made a selection of his finest black and white photos. Wim Voogd, 11-8-2021

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2213 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Space [1]

Pictures from the exhibition in 21-31 May 2009 from monk Theodosios in Thessaloniki/Greece Wim Voogd, 21-07-2021

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2212 – new building activities in the centre of Karyes

The first time I visited Karyes in 1980 I saw, if I remember correctly, that there was still an old building opposite of the Protaton bell tower, next to the chapel of Ag. Nikolaos and the graveyard, here visible on … Continue reading

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