Category Archives: Nea Skiti

1749 – fire in Nea Skiti

Just after arriving at Nea Skiti today a fire started in the kaliva of Father Raphael. He is not harmed in any way, but he was very sad because his house is burned. The chapel looks untouched by the fire. … Continue reading

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1700 – Living on the edge and leaving Nea Skiti

Till the end of times we will remember that night in Nea Skiti. In the small room there were four beds, but no room to move. The four beds filled the whole room. We removed one camp bed temporarily to … Continue reading

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1699 – Lost in Nea Skiti

The walk from Paulou to Nea Skiti is short. But the walk in Nea Skiti was long and confusing. Because we didn’t know where to go. Since Lewis Carroll we understand that: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any … Continue reading

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1682 – A detour to the harbour of Nelios

If your last day on Athos has arrived you have to take the ferry back to Ouranoupolis. A good advise is to take the ferry on its way to the ” village” of Kavsokalivia and not go directly to Ouranoupolis.  … Continue reading

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1676 – Oranges in a white world

Oranges, we eat them a lot but we never seen them growing on trees in Western Europe. The association with oranges is for us summer, not winter or snow. Nevertheless there were plenty of oranges, mandarin and lemons in Nea … Continue reading

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1426 – Mules of Skiti Anna and Nea Skiti

To get supplies from the harbour to the skiti of St. Anna itself, which is located on a height of 300 meters, mules are needed because the Skiti cannot reached by car. The two pictures above are from Nea Skiti … Continue reading

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1408 – Nea Skiti in 2011

Nea Skiti is located between Paulou and Skite Anna. Here the Keliotes (appr. 60 ) burn their waste , I guess. A ruin of a small tower on the beach. This could be an old defense tower. Although the name … Continue reading

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1311 – Nea Skiti (Theotokou)

Until now I did not publish much about Nea Skiti (New Skete). Not many Athos pilgrims visit this place and had a chance of sleeping there. My Athos friend Jan Paul ten Bruggencate from Enschede Holland has been visiting Athos since … Continue reading

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173 – Nea Skiti (Theotokou)

2007 Coming from the summit of Mount Athos on our way to the monastery of Pavlou I took this picture of the New Skete. We started our trip in Kavsokalivia. At this point we walked eleven hours. See also post … Continue reading

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