Category Archives: Dafni

2128 – breaking news: a landslide destroyed the road between Karyes and Dafni

According to these two Facebook video‘s (nr two) from Alex the road between Karyes and Dafni has yesterday (5/4/2020) been badly damaged due to heavy rainfall and bad weather conditions of the past days in Greece (thanks Alex for sharing … Continue reading

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2100 – Roaming around Dafni

A small taxi bus took us from Vatopediou to Karyes, where we changed busses. A big bus took us to the harbour town of Dafni. We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Kavsokalivia. After a … Continue reading

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2087 – Pilgrim portraits by Barry Oreck

In April 2019  we went to Athos with our dear friend from the US, Barry Oreck. It was for him the first time on the Holy Mountain. Sensing the special moments during our stay he made some beautiful portraits. After … Continue reading

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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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