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1805 – Maroudá: the exterior

Today we wil take a closer look at the exterior of kellion Maroudá. The kellion lies on a 20 minutes walk from Skiti Andreou, as you can see on this image from Google maps: The image above shows the plan … Continue reading

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1802 – Maroudá: the interior

Jan Paul ten Bruggencate has been a frequent visitor in the kelli Maroudá. He offered to show us around in the premises and to be our guide.The wooden entrance to main building of Maroudá, with the chapel on the right.The … Continue reading

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1801 – the Alexander frieze in Maroudá

Almost all paintings and fresco’s in Athos show us religious scenes: the live of Christ, Holy Saints and stories from the Bible are told on the murals. You will not find any secular images, because Athos monks focus on their … Continue reading

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1789 – the Maroudá trapeza

I ended post number 1775 with pictures of the lovely lunch we had in the trapeza of Maroudá. Today we will take a closer look at the refined and extraordinary paintings on the trapeza walls.Pilgrims Jitze and Gert Jan enjoying a … Continue reading

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1775 – Maroudá: an unexpected meeting with friends

On Sunday September 20th 2015 a special occasion took place. After entering the beautiful courtyard of Maroudá we received a warm welcome by father Makarios. My Athos friend Jan Paul ten Bruggencate took this picture in 2011. “Jan Paul is … Continue reading

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1771 – the hike from skiti Andreou – Maroudá

After arriving in Dafni on September 20th and the bustrip to Karyes, we went to skiti Andreou, where we would spend the night. We reveiced a traditional welcome with coffee, a light red Tsipourou with a special fruit taste, loukoumi and … Continue reading

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1721 – the hike from Provata to Timiou Stavrou

Today I will show you the last part of our hike of our 2014 trip in September. We started walking at the Moldavian kelli of Provata (A). A = Provata, B = Agios Georgios, C = Agios Artemios D = Timiou … Continue reading

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