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1318 – the aftermath of the Athos forest fires August 2012

One of our Dutch readers, Hans Overduin, finished his visit to Athos on August 14th, just after the recent fires were extinguished on August 12th (see post 1315). The next day he had the opportunity to see the results of … Continue reading

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1158 – The Athos border

From the town of Ouranoupolis it is a 20 minutes walk to the Athos border. You can’t enter here. You have to take the ferry to get a legal entrance to the mountain. There is a possibility to enter the … Continue reading

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584 – Frankokastro or the monastery of Zygou ?

Officially there are 20 monasteries on Mount Athos. In many books however, you can read that there have been much more monasteries on the Holy Mountain. Two attempts by the Russians to get their Skitis Agiou Andreou and Profitou Eliou … Continue reading

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572 – Unknown Athos: Cape Arapis

Next time I will visit the Holy Mountain one of my aims is to take the boat on the east-side back to Ierissos and cross Cape Arapis. Cape Arapis from the (old) map of Reinhold Zwerger 1980- Wien If you … Continue reading

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350 – Books: Maryse Choisy: A month among the men

Text on the book: Original book price was 50 cents Published by Pyramid Books, 1962, 127 pages. “Revealed! The strange ways and secret lives of an all male society, by the only woman ever to enter this foribidden world. ” … Continue reading

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