Category Archives: basic information/reservations

1835 – reservation by email: modern times on Athos?

I think there is not a pilgrim who had no difficulties to make a swift and easy reservation to spend a night in monastery. The reason? They still use the oldfashioned fax. Eather you do not get connexion, or it … Continue reading

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1767 – Karyes September 2015

On our first day of our pilgrimage to Athos on Sunday 20th of September we reserved a place to sleep at Skiti Andreou (or Serail). Before we went there we tried to get an extention of our Diamoniterion at the … Continue reading

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1756 – New map of Mount Athos

There is a new map Mount Athos available . Water-  and rip- proof and The first highly accurate map of Mt Athos as is it stated on the map. This last part is not true because the first accurate map of … Continue reading

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1729 – important spots in Ouranopoli

Today I’ll show the plan of Ouranopoli with the most important places you can/will visit: 1. the pilgrims office: where to pick up your Diamoniterion2. the ticket office for your boat ticket  to Dafni – call 011-30-23770-21041 (and bar Isalos, the best … Continue reading

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1701 – how to book an Athos visit: update March 2015

In post 1142 I shared information from the internet about how to book an Athos pilgrimage. The new email adres – from 2014 – is: athosreservation@gmail.com (so do NOT use “piligrimsbureau@c-lab.gr” anymore). Pilgrim Herman in 2011 at the Pilgrimsbureau If you call … Continue reading

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1695 – When the waves are too high

When there is too much wind the ferries and taxiboats are not allowed to sail to the arsanas (harbours) of the Athos peninsula. In that case the peer in Ouranoupolis remains empty and no boats are te be seen. It … Continue reading

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1643 – How about transport to Athos when it is storming?

When the waves are as high as this (Dafni by Giannis Keliotes) the ferries won’ t sail to the harbours of Dafni or the monasteries. But is this also the case with the much smaller boattaxi or is it possible … Continue reading

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