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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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1537 – Greek food tonight

A melitzano called “Salad of Mount Athos” Agioritiki, with a picture of Santorini !!?? (together with a lovely Moussaka from my favorite Greek traiteur in Amsterdam Morena)! Kala Pascha! Wim, 17/4

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1527 – Mount Athos food and cookbook

Preparing Wild boar with eggplant Athos monks do not eat meat. If you use the cookbook of the famous father Epifanios – The cuisine of the Holy Mountain Athos –  you will only find vegetarian food and meals with fish, … Continue reading

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1497 – What’s for dinner?

In 2013 we stayed 4 nights on Athos and that includes ofcourse dinner. In Kavsokalivia we ate in the small trapeza/kitchen with 3  Greek pilgrims and 4 monks. One of them was an iconpainter. No bible reading. Menu: coleslaw, pasta … Continue reading

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1481 – Vatopedi: the docheio or store room

After arriving on Athos September 23th 2013 we tried to have a meal in one of the most beautiful trapeza’s on the Holy Mountain, the Vatopedi refectory. Unfortunately the trapeza was already full with pilgrims, so we were asked to … Continue reading

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1465 – Skites hotel and bungalows

When in Ouranoupolis don’t skip the Skites hotel and bungalows. You can’t miss it when walking to the Mt. Athos border 850 meters from the town. It is perfect place to stay or to eat and drink because totally different … Continue reading

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1440 – Kitchens in Monasteries

Vatopedi National geographic 1916                                                                                     Xerapotammou 1942                                                                                                           Sografou 1997  Wim Voogd            unknown kellion Kafeneio 2003                           … Continue reading

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1424 – Food in gardens, nature and the sea.

Eggplant, banana, cabbage, chestnut, fig, fish, grapes, honey, olives and peppers. hv

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1397 – food at different places

In Mylopotamos we got Octopus with rice cooked by father Joachim, recipe father Epifanios. We drank the Mylopotamos red wine. Wonderful meal,  the best I ate at Athos ever. 2009. Father Epifanios wrote the cookbook  The Cuisine of the Holy … Continue reading

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