Category Archives: arsanas

2250 – arsanas Chromitsa and the border buildings

On a half hour walk from Ouranopolis you will find the border to the Holy Mountain. Behind the fence there is a cluster of five buildings: one for a policeman (on the right when standing at the gate), a house … Continue reading

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2248 – the Dafni building complex of Simonospetras – part 1

It has been three years since we last visited the Holy Mountain. Due to the coronavirus, the lockdowns in the world and extra precautions that applied to Athos, no pilgrims were allowed to come. But this summer Athos will finally … Continue reading

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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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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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2209 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Presence of Man [1]

If you are interested in obtaining a high quality resolution print of the Theodosios pictures, please contact me by e-mail and I will foreward your request to him (more information: see Shop, oldest item). Wim Voogd, 11/07/2021

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2202 – Grigoriou: photo overview, a tour from the arsanas to the Katholicon

The arsanas of Grigoriou, with the boat Agia Anna arriving at 10 PM The boat house at the arsanas is being renovated (Oktober 2019) Monks working on oil-smeared cables Arsanas Grigoriou, with a “second archondariki” on the left. The main … Continue reading

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2191 – A strange, deserted building at the harbour of Simonos Petras

The first thing you see when you arrive by boat at the arsanas (harbour) of Simonos Petras is the mediaeval tower with a boathouse attached to it. The path towards the monastery, 300 meters up, starts just behind the boathouse. … Continue reading

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2189 – Flowers; nothing but flowers

­­­­We left Simonos Petras early in the morning to take the ferry. We had plenty of time. We only had to walk down the wonderful path 300 meters to the arsanas. I decided to take pictures of all the spring … Continue reading

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2188 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957- 5

This post is the last in a series of five, with an overview of the pictures Cas Oorthuys made during his short visit to the Holy Mountain in July 1957. The source of the more than 800 copies of his … Continue reading

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2180 – A closer look at the two modern archangels at Dochiariou

The first monastery where the ferry calls is Dochiariou. Since 2014 this monastery is enriched with two bronze statues of the archangels Michael and Gabriel. During our last pilgrimage I had an opportunity to take close-ups, en face, of the … Continue reading

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