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1271 – ways of transport

This is the normal way to start your visit to the mountain by taking the early boat in Ouranoupolis. Here our party of 2011 entering the boot to Dafni at appr. 6.30 hours in the morning. The price is EUR … Continue reading

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1264 – Athos article in Dutch in newspaper NRC (and a "travel alert")

To our Dutch readers: buy todays NRC newspaper  to read this article by Lex Veldhoen, who visited Athos this spring. As you can read later in this blog, the discussion (or confusion) about how many days your Diamoniterion permits you … Continue reading

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1260 – Ouranopoli, October 1st and 2nd 2011

Our pilgrimage to Mount Athos 2011 started in Amsterdam. After a short break in Budapest we arrived in Saloniki. We choose not the spent time on travelling by bus, so we asked a taxi driver to wait for us at … Continue reading

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1248 – News about our last visit to Athos

This year we visted the Holy Mountain from October 3th till October 6th with 8 pilgrims: just as last visit in 2009 we split up in two groups (Herman’s and Wim’s group). Before telling our travel stories and showing the … Continue reading

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1247 – Ouranopoli, October 1st and 2nd 2011

Our pilgrimage to Mount Athos 2011 started in Amsterdam. After a short break in Budapest we arrived in Saloniki. We choose not the spent time on travelling by bus, so we asked a taxi driver to wait for us at … Continue reading

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1245 – Athos weblog temporarily relocated to athosweblog.wordpress.com

athosweblog.wordpress.com Because of the problems with our Athos weblog on weblog.nl (most of our photo archive is still missing !), we decided to continue our work in low profile mode at the internet adress above. We hope this will be … Continue reading

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1241 – Athos phone book

I found this phonebook in Greek on the internet and translated it in English with Google translate. I tried to ajust the wrong translations as good as possible, but with my poor knowlegde of the Greek language, I am sure … Continue reading

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1168 – Rules and regulations

Vatopedi sept/oct 2009 Konstamonitou Sografou Sografou Photos by herman Voogd 2009

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1167 – Getting a Pass for Athos

Pilgrims and travellers who want to go the the Holy Mountain need a special passport; the Diamoniterion. This document can be obtained in the pilgrims bureau in Ouranopolis after you have made your official reservation in advance ofcourse. Ouranopolis is … Continue reading

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1165 – Athos iPhone App

At November 16th 2010 the first Athos application for the iPhone was launched. It is for sale for € 1,59 and offcourse I tried it .  The App is developed by GuidePhone.com/Amfinomi. My first disappointment: on the Dutch App Store it … Continue reading

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