Category Archives: monasteries

2166 – nice drone footage of Mount Athos in this trailer

The trailer is from this site from Andrei Oprescu. https://www.andreioprescu.com/mount-athos-documentary?fbclid=IwAR35kOI4ou2OyBwVaLq4Vw3aVTg1TZenR8gElPeLy-MMivTSgu2eHJW0S2c

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2131 – Living from land and garden: fruits and vegetables

This looks like Aloe Vera or another cactus-like succulent plant. Do they use for beverages or for medicinal uses? This wild spinach-like vegetable grows in the steep gardens of Simonos Petras. A small cornfield in the middle of knowhere reachable … Continue reading

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2113 – Water in monasteries, sketes and in Karyes

Many monasteries have their own water source. A place were you can fill your waterbottles. Most sources have nice carved marble slabs, a place to sit and a metal drinking cup on a chain. In the Iviron source a doubleheaded … Continue reading

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2108 – the YMCA excursion to Athos in 1925

In 1925 mr. P. Roccos, the religious secretary of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) from Thessaloniki, organized an excursion to Mount Athos with 45 of its members. The trip took place during Easter 1925, from 17 to 24 April. … Continue reading

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2103 – more Guest Rooms

Wim Voogd, 6-2-2020

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2102 – Guest Rooms

Every monastery and skiti have a room were pilgrims are welcomed, most of the time with Greek coffee, water, loukoumi and tsipourou. This guest room in the Russian monastery was only for distinguished pilgrims. The place burned down in the … Continue reading

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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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