Category Archives: Dimitriou

1515 – the monopati from Skiti Dimitriou to Bogoroditsa

Most paths on Mount Athos are either well kept by the Friends of Mount Athos (FoMA) or they are in a deploreable state, because no one ever walks them. Most of the time these paths totally disappear within a couple … Continue reading

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1513 – Dimitriou: the guesthouse in detail and the surrounding houses

In post 1494 I showed my visit to Skiti Agiou Dimitriou (also see the frescoes from the exonarthex in 1498 and 1507). Today we will take a closer look at the largest building C, probably the guesthouse. This picture shows you the … Continue reading

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1507 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou: frescoes from the exonarthex – 2

Today I will show you the remaining scenes from the lithi/exonarthex of Skiti Dimitriou. The images are rare and not shown before in any book I know or on the internet. Most of the pictures here concern the life of … Continue reading

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1498 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou: frescoes from the exonarthex

As told in the first post about this forgotten skete (1493) we could not enter the katholicon, because the workmen were not in possesion of the key. It gave me the opportunity to take some pictures in the exo-narthex. On … Continue reading

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1494 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou

Skiti Agiou Dimitriou was until recently habited by monks (Speake in 2002) and the skete belongs to the Vatopedi monastery. Nowadays the skiti is deserted and nearly all of its 15 buildings are in ruin. According to Feigl “the skete once … Continue reading

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1484 – the kelli of Father Nectarios

Father Nectarios is in his eightees and arrived on Athos in 1982. He runs his kelli on his own and on the day we arrived he had two Greek workmen employed. He is the caretaker of the abandoned skiti Dimitriou. … Continue reading

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1483 – the hike from Vatopedi to Skiti Dimitriou

Soon after we got our room in Vatopedi we started our walk to Skiti Dimitriou, a place I wanted to visit for a long time. This is the route we took: see the two maps of MotionX-GPS and Zwerger map. … Continue reading

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