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2101 – The location of the Hospital of Panteleimonos

A rather rare Greek postcard from app. 1910 shows the inside of the hospital of Russian/Ukranian monastery of Panteleimonos. But how did it look from the outside? On this photograph made in 1917 by Millet a building on stilts is … Continue reading

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2100 – Roaming around Dafni

A small taxi bus took us from Vatopediou to Karyes, where we changed busses. A big bus took us to the harbour town of Dafni. We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Kavsokalivia. After a … Continue reading

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2099 – The waste and litter problem on Mount Athos

In 2014,  very close to the monastery of Filotheou , waste and rubbish are still dumped in the valley. I don’t know if that is still common practice. I hope not. On the path from Pantocratoros to Vatopedi  in  2019 … Continue reading

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2098 – Panaghia and the hike to the peak of Mount Athos

It took us 5 hours to walk from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge (see post 2095) and we arrived at one o’clock PM. We planned to arrive as early as possible, hoping to get a place to sleep in the … Continue reading

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2097 – Monastery of Agiou Paulou

18th century drawing by Barsky. The name Paulou came probably from Paul Xeropotamites founder of Xeropotamou monastery. Paulou started as a small dependance of this monastery but was not important enough to be mentioned in the Typikon of 1046. Two … Continue reading

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2096 – The harbour of Vatopediou

I will show a few impressions of the harbour (arsanas) of Vatopediou. The 19th century warehouse from the perspective of the pier. The monastery with its red walls towers above the warehouse. A closer look at the boathouse. The loose … Continue reading

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2095 – the hike from Kavsokalivia to Panaghia refuge

Our main goal during our 2019 pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain was to reach the top of Mount Athos. We decided to do the climb in two stages: day one from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge and day two the … Continue reading

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