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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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1646 – Filotheou September 2014

On our hike to Kelli Timiou Stavrou we passed the Filotheou monastery: The gate with a van with watermelons – karpousi (photo 1). The first we noticed that many building activities took place. Here you see building Z, H M1 … Continue reading

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1645 – the hike from Karyes to Filotheou

After a short visit to Karyes (see 1641) and the bakery we continued our trip to Filotheou. Unfortunately my Nikon GPS camera had some problems, so I do have many pictures from the first part of this hike, which was … Continue reading

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1160 – The 20 Monasteries in ranking order

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Posted in 01 Lavra, 02 Vatopedi, 03 Iviron, 04 Chilandariou, 05 Dionysiou, 06 Koutloumousiou, 07 Pantocratoros, 08 Xiropotamou, 09 Sografou, 10 Docheiariou, 11 Karakallou, 12 Filotheou, 13 Simonos Petras, 14 Paulou, 15 Stavronikita, 16 Xenofontos, 17 Grigoriou, 18 Esfigmenou, 19 Panteleimonos, 20 Konstamonitou, monasteries | 1 Comment

1079 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 3 (day 2 – 8)

Today I will continue the blog about the long walk between Filotheou and Dionysiou (look here for the map). The Aeropotamos valley, with our destination in the background. Here you see the writer of this blog with a garden scissor in … Continue reading

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1075 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 2 (day 2 – 7)

This continues the blog of part 1 (see 1071). After passing the peak of Antithonas I planned to follow the path on the left side of the ravine that is called Aeropotamos.  But at this point (see the red X … Continue reading

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1071 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 1, day 2 -6

The route of our hike, mainly over gravel roads (see Athos-map) The same part of mount Athos, from a different angle Directly after leaving Filotheou (10.30 h.) there was a sign which way to go: after that we saw lot … Continue reading

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1068 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou exo-narthex part 2, day 2 – 5

An angel winged warrior, beating a dragon with a large key. The dragons face has been vandalized through the years, especially his eyes! Faces of different Holy men/Saints: look at the fine quality of the painting and their individual expression. … Continue reading

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1067 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou exo-narthex part 1, day 2 – 4

Today we take a closer look at the wall paintings of the exo-narthex of the church of Filotheou.Traditionally this is the area where the common people enter the church and spend a lot of their time. That is why the … Continue reading

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1059 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou, day 2 – 3

Today some pictures of the monastery Filotheou: its buildings, courtyard, church and interior. But first the plan of the monastery: After passing the gate (1) you will see this courtyard in front of you, with a remarkable green lawn (N … Continue reading

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