Category Archives: food

1991 – The Strawberry tree

Every now and then when walking in Mount Athos the Strawberry tree appears alongside the path. Here on the left,  with in the distance Simonos Petras. The Strawberry tree or Arbutus unedo is widespread in the Mediterranean region. The Latin name was … Continue reading

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1870 – Mylopotamos and father Epifanios

The settlement of Mylopotamos in 1853. Again in 2013, now with the winery and the vineyards of father Epifanios. Father Epifanios or Epiphanios is one of the better-known monks of Mount Athos. A dedicated winemaker with exports from his vineyard … Continue reading

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1869 – 19th century threshing floors

The collection of the first photos (1853) of Mount Athos by Caranza and Labbé recently auctioned by Sotheby’s is full of interesting images. This is a threshing floor outside Xenofontos. A threshing floor is a specially flattened outdoor surface, usually … Continue reading

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1862 – film about the chef and winemaker Epifanios from Mylopotamos

This beautiful film about Epifanios and with spectacular drone shots from the Holy Mountain was removed from YouTube yesterday, but luckily our Athos friend Vasilis found it again on Vimeo: The film is published one month ago. This is a … Continue reading

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1810 – Trapeza

Herman Voogd

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1800 – Inside Pantocratoros (day three, first intermezzo)

When we entered Pantocratoros after our stroll from Vatopediou, we found the monastery in deep rest. We conquered the monastery without being noticed. Nobody in the courtyard. The church was closed. Opposite the church we heard the sound of dishes. … Continue reading

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1776 – The fishing monk of Esfigmenou

The monastery of Esfigmenou with a monk fishing. When we take a closer look we see that he is fishing directly under the ” Orthodoxy or Death”  sign.                                           In the waters off Mount Athos there is a special fisheries … Continue reading

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