Category Archives: Kavsokalivia

1525 – The tranquility of Kavsokalivia

Kavsokalivia is the return point for the boat from Dafni. It takes a short walk up hill, with a lot of stairs, to arrive there. The place is known for the icon painters. For me the place is one of … Continue reading

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1485 – How things change…..?

Dionysiou by Fred Boissonnas in 1928-30 and in 2013 by hv. Kavsokalivia 20th century and in 2013 Sk Andreou, before the large church was build (1900) and in 2013 Detail of the ruined part of Sk. Andreou (2013) hv

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1472 – Mules at Kavsokalivia

These mules bring all kind of goods, brought in by the boat, to the houses of Kavsokalivia. You can also rent the animals with a mule driver, if you don’t want to walk all the way up. Does someone know … Continue reading

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1455 – building of the Brotherhood of the Ioasafaion

In a earlier post we asked more details about this building on an old postcard. Readers Vasilis and Hans Overduin told us it is located in Kavsokaliva and that is is a studio for iconpainters: the Brotherhood of the Ioasafaion. … Continue reading

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1454 – Kavsokalivia 2013

The ferry (Skiti Anna) from Dafni ends his route at the skiti of Kavsokalivia on the south tip under Mount Athos itself. Om this picture you see the pier and the black arch in the rocks of the boathouse. In … Continue reading

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1418 – Agathon, the Fool for Christ

In Kafsokalivia of Mount Athos there lived a simple layman who was a fool for Christ by the name of Agathon during the decades of the 1920’s and 1930’s. He likely lived in abandoned monastic cells, but no one was … Continue reading

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1085 – Athos coasts: "the Desert"

Keliotes showed us some pictures of a Russian photo-album from 2009. Apparently some Russian pilgrims managed to embark on a small fishing boat, that sailed around “Cape” Athos in order to catch fish. The pictures are relatively rare, because no … Continue reading

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926 – Painting sold

Bonhams Auctions Lot No: 23 Spyros Papaloukas (Greek, 1892-1957) Mt. Athos, skete of the Three Hierarchs and the Holy Trinity signed in Greek (lower right) oil on cardboard 54 x 50 cm. Sold for £168,000 inclusive of Buyer’s Premium. For … Continue reading

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456 – A trip to Athos in 2007 (day 2 – nr 2)

Google Earth – The blue spot left (in the clouds) is Kavsokalivia. Karavostasi is in the middle and Lavra on the right. Detail of the Zwerger – map (buy this map, see elsewhere on this blog) The road goes to … Continue reading

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452 – A trip to Athos in 2007 (day 2 – nr 1)

Sleeping quarters at Kavsokalivia – 2/5/2007 After a quiet night and a good sleep we woke up at 8. Before we reached the kitchen all visitors had already left and we were to late for breakfast. Hmmpf, ok, we brought … Continue reading

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