Category Archives: 12 Filotheou

2167 – Special Offer nr 4: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

Today I will present the next four watercolors made by the Greek artist Christos Baloukos. As shown before in posts 2161, 2163 and 2164, all the pieces of art are unique and one of a kind. Athosweblog has made special … Continue reading

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2165 – The world famous architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) travelled to Mount Athos in 1911 and experienced the happiest days of his life. Or: how the Holy Mountain influenced his work.

Le Corbusier became one of the world’s most renowned architects of the twentieth century. The importance of his visit to the Holy Mountain is not very common knowledge. He visited Mount Athos only once. But it made a lasting impression … Continue reading

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2003 – Aural icons of Orthodoxy

Aural icons of Orthodoxy, that is what the semantrons of Mount Athos are. Despite the differences between the monasteries and sketes they have several things in common. Among them the semantron, an essential tool to announce to call the monks … Continue reading

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1937 – May 2017: the flight over Athos

This year I booked a flight above the peninsula of Athos to take aerial pictures. Because of busy times at  work I was not able to sort out all the pictures, that’s why it took some time to share them with … Continue reading

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1892 – arsanas Filotheou

In 2015 we hiked 7,5 km’s from Iviron to Karakalou, passing Mylopotamos, arsanas Filotheou and later, arsanas Karakalou. Today I will present to you the pictures I took from arsanas Filotheou (see in the red dot above) and the small … Continue reading

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1888 – body of missing Ukrainian monk found near Filotheou

In post 1882 I reported about the winter conditions on Athos and I showed you beautiful pictures of Athos in the snow. On January 30th on the internet the sad news appeared that the snowstorms on Athos took the life of … Continue reading

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1842 – My first trip to Mount Athos in 1989

I went to Athos for the first time in 1989 together with my two brothers and friend Jaap. My brother Wim had bought a  second hand Saab Turbo for holiday use and so we decided to go by car from … Continue reading

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1784 – Twenty monasteries in seven days : day 4, a day full of adventures

This is the fourth episode of seven of the  Athos trip done by Goulven Le Goff and his brother Ivonig from Rennes, France made in May 2015. They visited all 20 monasteries in one week.   This day was the most … Continue reading

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1738 – book: Athonite moments 1993

This photo book is published in 1993 by the Filiotheou monastery in English and German and it containes some extraordinary pictures. I found the book in the lobby of the Skites Bungalows near Ouranopolis. The (excellent) Skites cook Giannis frequently … Continue reading

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1649 – the hike from Filotheou to Karakalou

After a short visit to Filotheou we continued our trip to Karakalou and Kellion Timiou Stavrou. This part of the hike was 2.37 km long and it took me 40 minutes, mainly over beautiful monopati’s. I had a 10 minute … Continue reading

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