Category Archives: Chromitsa

1375 – a visit to Chromitsa 2011 nr 2

Today we will take a closer look at the interior of building A, the hospital (the left part of the building on this picture, see A on the plan below). The entrance to building A in the couryard (D), with … Continue reading

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1373 – the visit to Chromitsa 2011 nr 1

In all these years I visited Mount Athos I had the idea to pay a visit to the Chromitsa settlement, which you can see lying on the hils above Ouranopolis. Chromitsa is a metochi of the Roussikon/Panteleimonos monastery and a … Continue reading

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1367 – Chromitsa

Greek wine company Tsantali runs a large vineyard on Mount Athos. They renovated an old Russian hospital close to the border where they invite guests to taste wine. Tsanatali is the official supplier of the Moscow Kremlin with the wine … Continue reading

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1353 – Ouranoupolis seen from Chromitsa

Chromitsa is the first settlement om Mount Athos which you will encounter if you pass the border by land. Entering Athos by land is not allowed but our group was invited by the vineyards of Tsantali for a quick visit.  … Continue reading

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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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427 – Top quality wine KORMILITSA from Athos ?

Did anybody taste this wine from Tsantali ? Even French quality wines are not this expensive (€ 350,00, thanks Herman)! The wine is a rather expensive maybe because they only made 5.450 bottles and because it is “The official wine … Continue reading

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396 – Chromitsa

Russian dependency (metochi) near the border. A former hospital of the Russians but now the land is leased to Tsantali winecompany. There was a fire here in august 1887 (Fennell, The Russians on Athos) destroying a large part of the … Continue reading

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193- Metochi Chromitsa 2

See also nr. 139 and 165 What used to be a Russian hospital is now a Tsantali wine ‘chateau”. We tasted the white wine, a very strong, unfamiliar taste but nice.

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165- de wijnen van Athos

(een vervolg op nrs. 139 en 140 – juli 2007) Gedurende ons verblijf in Ouranopolis bestelden we in de restaurants vaak de witte Athos-wijn Mylopotamos, die heel behoorlijk smaakte. Mylopotamos behoort bij Lavra en op deze kaart krijg je een … Continue reading

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139 – Metoxi or Metochi Chromitsa

Weinig gefotografeerd: het voormalige russische ziekenhuis Chromitsa vlakbij de grens. Metoxi betekent domein. Vanuit Ouranoupolis zijn de daken voor een geoefend oog te zien. Mogelijk is er in het verleden chroom gevonden, vandaar de naam. Nu worden er druiven verbouwd … Continue reading

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