Category Archives: monasteries

2044 – a visit to the Mar Saba monastery near Bethlehem

This weblog is about Athos. But every now and then I have to report something not directly related to the Holy Mountain, because of its importance or beauty. Today I will show some photos of the Greek orthodox monastery Mar … Continue reading

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1790 – Edward Lear’s visit in 1856

Edward Lear is an artist who we encountered a few times on this blog. He visited Mount Athos in september 1856 and made then some 50 drawings of the monasteries and landscapes of the highest quality. Researcher Stephen Duckworth is a … Continue reading

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1752 – Athos trip summer 2015 in 12 photo’s

In september 2015 I went on my 8th trip to Mount Athos together with my good friends Bas Kamps and Jacques Poell.  We came by boat from Ierissos to Vatopedi where we visited the ruins of the old Athonite Academy … Continue reading

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1741 – Monopati in Meteora

This summer I went with my wife, son and daughter to the Greek islands of Alonnisos and Skiathos . Skiathos means  shadow of Athos but we had sun all the time :). Returning to Thessaloniki we made a detour to … Continue reading

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1541- Locate the crosses

We have many frequent Athos visitors among our blogreaders. But do they know every spot on the peninsula? Try to locate the crosses.  Here are the answers. 1 In the background Skiti Podromou. Cross is standing near the cave of … Continue reading

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1487 – color print 1650 – 1659

  Title : Pars sancti montis Athonos, quae spectat ad occidentem ; Pars sancti montis Athonos quae spectat ad orientem / Alexander a Via sculpsit Author : Alexander à Via (16..-17..? ; graveur).  Publisher : [s.n.] (Venetiis) Date of publication … Continue reading

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1452 – Athos 2013 (a sneak preview)

Vatopedi 23/9 Skiti Agiou Dimitriou 23/9 Esfigmenou 24/9 Chilandariou 25/9 Zografou 25/9. 16.00 h Wim, 25/9

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