Category Archives: Dafni

1410 – The harbour of Dafni

This is Dafni in the beginning of the 20th century. It looks like it was not a real harbour yet. No quai to go easy on land. In the top right corner a small part of the monastery of Xerapotamou. … Continue reading

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1371 – Waiting at Dafni harbour

This is the harbour of Dafni where you start your stay on Athos if you want to go to Karyes or to the other side of the peninsula to Vatopedi or Lavra. You can also enter on various other harbours … Continue reading

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1333 – old Athos postcards and pictures

Today I will show you a collection of miscellaneous postcards and images of Athos, that gathered from the internet in the last months. The first picture is from two men near a well, probably in the beginning of the last century, … Continue reading

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1286 – historical pictures of Athos

1904: Karyes main street 1910: the harbor of Chilandariou with Ag. Basiliou in the background: Peter, the King of Serbia, gets an official welcome. 1913: the Axion Esti icon in front of Koutloumousiou 1919 4-17 July: the English admiral A. Kaltorpa … Continue reading

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1256 – Diamonitirion and Dafni (day 1)

Ouranopolis: the room where every pilgrimage to Athos starts: the Pilgrimsbureau. At 6 o’clock in the morning we picked up our Diamonitirion (October 3th 2011). In front of the Pilgrimsbureau: a final check before leaving for the boat at 6.30 … Continue reading

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918 – Svetlana Medvedev visits Athos by boat

Last Friday the 6th of november, Svetlana Medvedev, Russia’s first lady, booked a trip of 4.5 hours on the Johanna boat, starting in Ouranopolis. The boat stopped near Dafni some 500 meters from the cost and a boat with a … Continue reading

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757 – A trip to Athos 2007 (day 4)

Because my visit in 2007 was my fifth trip to Athos and I always ended my pilgrimage by leaving from Dafni back to Ouranopolis, I decided to try to back from the other side, leaving for Ierissos.I heard from a … Continue reading

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