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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

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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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1715 – Provata

Between Karakalou and Lakkou Skiti lies the area called Provata. It is a settlement of a few larger kellions, f.e. Panaghia, St. George and St Andreou, witch were founded by mainly Slavic monks. The settlemnet we visited is one of the … Continue reading

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1710 – The last supper photographed by Gabriel Millet 1918

The Evangelist, Saint John the Beloved, is seated next to Christ, as the youngest of the disciples, he is depicted as beardless. He receives in his left hand a piece of the Body of Christ. Judas Iscariot the Betrayer without … Continue reading

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1676 – Oranges in a white world

Oranges, we eat them a lot but we never seen them growing on trees in Western Europe. The association with oranges is for us summer, not winter or snow. Nevertheless there were plenty of oranges, mandarin and lemons in Nea … Continue reading

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1644 – A book about monastic cooking

Very nice photo’s in the book: The Cuisine of Holly(?) Mount “Athos” by Dimitris Vlaikos. This monks show a plate with snails, Mt Athos in the background. With of course father Epifanios of Mylopotamos but many other “chefs” are photographed.A monk … Continue reading

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1547 – Archipelagos: Illegal fishing practices in Mount Athos

Monk fishing photo by Robert Byron, early 20th century One year has passed since Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation of Greece, first reported to the national authorities the on-going incidents of illegal and destructive fishing practices taking place in the … Continue reading

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1538 – Athos products

You can buy many products from Athos. Monoxylitis wine, Mylopotamos wine, honey and olive oil. This is displayed in a shop in Dafni.           These are the homemade wines from the Iviron monastery. The process of wine making in Iviron in … Continue reading

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