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1988 – A walk in ancient woods

Just after the big wooden cross on the southern ridge, a panoramic view opens. From there a long straight stretch until Stavros (cross) lays ahead. It is just nature there. No monasteries, sketes or buildings.The stretch is mostly covered and … Continue reading

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1933 – video: a Dutch vlogger climbing Mount Athos

A Dutch hair stylist and vlogger from Rotterdam climbed to the top of the mountain last July. He made a funny ego-video of his hike, with the use of a drone! Wim Voogd (thanks Vasílis)

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1906 – Corrodi’s nocturnal ascent on Mount Athos

Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (1844-1905) was an Italian artist, based in Rome, who painted mainly Oriental and historical scenes. He travelled a lot in the Orient, was popular in royal circles and even became befriended with Queen Victoria. In the … Continue reading

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1877 – Athos film with drone scenes

Shot from a drone of the Mount Athos summit with the shadow of the mountain cast upon the sea in the morning sun . In this recent beautiful Russian film you will see some different places of Mount Athos, like … Continue reading

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1839 – Hermit cells

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1838 – Russian Mt Athos climber found safe and sound

1500 meter A 55-year-old Russian national reported missing last Thursday after embarking on a climb of Mount Athos in northern Greece with a group of other mountaineering enthusiasts was found on Saturday safe and in good health. Panaghia shelter at … Continue reading

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1807 – A suffocating medieval climb to the top of the Holy Mountain

Mount Athos that passeth the clouds. “The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Mandeville”, knight of St. Albans was a very popular travel book in the fourteenth century. The real identity of the author, Sir John Mandeville, is still unclear. … Continue reading

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