Category Archives: monasteries

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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1449 – Photo’s 1989

In 1989 I went to Mount Athos for the first time together with my two brothers and friend Jaap. Just recently Jaap digitized his photo’s in low res. It brings back memories. Leaving Gregoriou on our way to Dionysiou where … Continue reading

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1377 – the 20 monasteries in early photographs

This collection of photo’s was donated by the grand duke Konstantin Romanov to the Panteleimonos monastery when he was visiting in 1881.  Photos are dated 1867-1872. One of the oldest images of the monasteries. Starting with nr. 1 in rank … Continue reading

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1368 – Sleeping in monasteries and skites.

Mylopotamos, very nice room with a view on the sea. Great sunrise in the morning. My brother Wim in the early morning. 2009 Vatopedi, watch the heater. Friend Jaap is getting to bed. In 2009. Panteleimonos,  large sleeping room, app. … Continue reading

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1334 – old Athos postcards of all monasteries

Happy new year to all our readers!  This weblog started 2013 hopefully, because it appears that our host (weblog.nl) finally solved its technical problems and the accessibility of our site. So let’s start with some more postcards I collected in the … Continue reading

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1274 – Koutloumousiou

Koutloumousiou 1989 2011 Not a lot of pilgrims spend a night in Koutloumousiou. When we tried to get a place to sleep in 1986 we were told to book a room in the Karyes Hotel, only 15 minutes away. Most … Continue reading

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1269 – the Konaki of Karyes (part 1)

Karyes – backside of the Epistatia-building and the tower of the Protaton (3th Oct. 2011) All the representatives who are part of the Holy Epistatia, the governement of Athos, with the Protos as their chairman, have their own houses in … Continue reading

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1258 – magazine Paris Match from 1961: Le mont Athos, le Tibet de l'occident

Last week I bought this French magazine from April 8th 1961 (nr 626), with an article about Athos, written by Jean Maquet and photos by Pierre Vals (for an older article from 1959 in a Dutch magazine see blog 664 – … Continue reading

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