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1992 – Flora Graeca: Cyclamen, Oleanders, Ferulas and Euphorbia

The pink flowers of the cyclamen like the shadow of the Mount Athos forests. The image above is from the book early 19th century botanical book Flora Graeca.  The oleander is often to be found in or around the monasteries. … Continue reading

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1881 – Album du Mont Athos 1913

A very nice photo album made by hieromonk Stephanou in 1913. A very complete account in photo’s of monasteries and sketes. Stephanou lived in a cell (kellion) in Karyes dedicated to the apostle Thomas:Here are some more photos from this … Continue reading

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1704 – A miracle in Dafni

After a coffee in the café of Dafni, I went for a walk. The boys stayed around the harbour enjoying themselves with the kittens. We had to wait for our connecting boat to Ouranopolis. I wanted to explore in the … Continue reading

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1703 – The first bus on Athos was a Mercedes

The road from the harbour of Dafni to the village of Karyes was build in 1963 when the millenium (963-1963) celebrations took place. Before that there was a path (monopati) and mules took the pilgrims to Karyes where they got … 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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1489 – 3 restaurants/tavernas on Mount Athos

This is the taverna in the harbour of Dafni This is a new cafe in Karyes where they serve good coffee. Located on the square with buses and taxis. The taverna in Karyes on the right. It also used to … Continue reading

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1462- The harbour of Dafni in full swing

Short impression of our arrival at Dafni in 2013. hv

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