Category Archives: Karyes

1882 – winter on Athos!

It keeps on snowing on the Holy Mountain: many beautiful and rare photo’s appear on the internet, such as these from Karyes and the Protaton and the Holy Epistatia building:and the main road and hotel in Karyes, with large icicles! Here … Continue reading

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1872 – the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri near Karyes

In post 1287 I published some historical pictures from Athos, including the one from the beginning of 1900 of the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri in Karyes. I did not know where to find this cell, but Giannis told us already … Continue reading

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1857- the hike from Karyes to Simonos Petras

On September 28th 2015 we walked from Karyes to Simonos Petras. The hike started on the main road from Karyes to Dafni and the totall distance was 13,3 km. It took us – including breaks – 4 hours.  Check this … Continue reading

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1841 – 31th August: 10th anniversery Athos weblog

Stavronikita: first weblog header – 2007 Ten years ago we started this weblog for the group of pilgrims that planned a visit to Holy Mountain (Jaap, Harry, Douwe, Fanta, Jitze, Herman and Wim), not realizing that 10 years later the weblog has … Continue reading

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1834 – Athos film from Dutch pilgrims april 2016

My fellow Athos pilgrim Peter Ariese, who visited Athos in 2011 for the first time together with our group, came back to the Holy Mountain April this year, this time joined by his brother and Albert Hollander, who made this … Continue reading

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1832 – Shopping in Karyes

The only town on Athos, Karyes, has changed a lot and became more commercial in recent years. Not so very long ago there was only a bar (with food and a possibility to sleep. A zero-star hotel I was told … Continue reading

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1808 – Athos 30 years ago: 26th of April 1986

30 years ago I began my second Athos pilgrimage: after recieving our Diamoniterion in Karyes we started out to reach the monastery of Karakalou.Looking back at Karyes and KoutloumousiouOn this spot we took a rest and drank some water from … Continue reading

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