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1681 – Renovations near Paulou

This is the monastery of Paulou situated at the foot of Mt. Athos. The tower near the beach is a defense tower probably from the Byzantine period. This photograph was taken a few years ago. The situation has changed since … Continue reading

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1655 – recent pictures from Athos

Today my brother Herman (& son and friend Bas & sons) ended his Athos winter journey and he just sent me these pictures:             Grigoriou when the snow started and the next day 30/12/2104 Simonospetras … Continue reading

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1436 – Paulou’s guestrooms

The rooms for pelgrims in Paulou are in the monastery itself. The monastery has  a lot of rooms and normally you don’t have to book in advance. The red arrow is pointing at the guestquarters. In particulary it points to … Continue reading

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1404 – Paulou by Barsky

The monastery of Paulou in 1744. Drawing by Barsky. All the Barsky drawings have a high level of realism. The object in the middle is a rock against the monastery walls. On the left a transportation system with a basket.On … Continue reading

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1364 – The Tower near Paulou

This old tower is located on the beach near the monastery of Paulou (on the right). From here it is still a half hour walk to the monastery. In 2011 we stayed the night at Paulou to rise early in … Continue reading

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659 – Gifts to Jesus

The Wise Men then presented Jesus with three gifts – gold (a precious alloy), frankincense (perfume) and myrrh (anointing oil). Scholars debate whether the gifts were medicinal or materials, but each had symbolic value. Gold was kingship on earth, while … Continue reading

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369 – Pavlou by car

If you hire a car and go to Pavlou you will experience some stunning views. Photo’s by Alexander Kleshchev, august 2007. taxiDionysiou, photo taken from 800 meters. According to Zwergers map there is a footpath from this point more or … Continue reading

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307 – Legend of the Twelve

When greek writer George Zarkadakis was in the monastery of Paulou (photo by hv, may 2007) he heard this story: You know the legend of the Twelve? asked father -Ioakim as we waited for the weather to change in the … Continue reading

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85 – A hike to the top of Mount Athos

Kavsokalivia At 7 o clock we left from Skiti Kavsokalivia to start our trip to the summit of the Holy Mountain. After three earlier visits to Athos this was my main goal. Two of my friends, J. and H. had … Continue reading

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