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2160 – the coronavirus is once again troubling Athos

While everywhere in the world the amount of corona infections is on the rise again, also more measures against the spreading of the virus are being taken on Athos, so tells us Othodoxtimes on August 6th: At Mount Athos only … Continue reading

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2158 – news about the struggle between the two parties of Esfigmenou monastery

The news arrived that on July 8th the Greek Surpreme Court has finally settled legal issue surrounding the schismatic brotherhood of Esfigmenou monastery on Athos, known for its “Orthodoxy or Death” banners. The Court rejected the appeal filed by the … Continue reading

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2150 – Athos reopens its borders for 60 pilgrims and allows hiking again

Yesterday the news arrived at this site that from now on the Pilgrim’s Office will issue a total of 60 diamoniterion’s a day to pilgrims and up to 20 visitors and pilgrims per day will be allowed to visit each … Continue reading

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2144 – June 12th: fire on Cape Arapis

Latest news 13/6: the fire is under control now, but the extinguishing work continues. The fire covers 700-800 acres. In the afternoon of Friday, June 12, at the location of Cape Arapis, a forest fire broke out. The flames were … Continue reading

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2142 – 9th of June 2020: a milestone, one million views !

I know, it is just a number. But we have 1.000.000 views. Unbelieveable. We started our weblog in 2006, first on a Dutch host, and in the beginning I didn’t count the limited number of views we had in the … Continue reading

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2139 – a goodbye to a fellow pilgrim: Peter Ariese 17-4-1959 / 25-5-2020

This weblog started in 2006, just for a couple of friends, who decided to join me on a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain. In the 14 years that past, many special friends followed and the weblog grew to something bigger … Continue reading

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2128 – breaking news: a landslide destroyed the road between Karyes and Dafni

Update 15/4: On 13th April, Mount Athos peninsula was declared a state of emergency by a decision by the Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas – information from Romfea.gr. What this will mean for visitors to Athos in the coming … Continue reading

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2124 – the Corona virus and Athos – update 8 (29/5)

Update 8 (29/5): Mount Athos will reopen on June 1 following the decision by the Holy Community. However, the entry permits will be issued sparingly in terms of administration. Fifteen entry permits will be issued for each large monastery while … Continue reading

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2118 – Mount Athos closed from tomorrow 20-03 till March 30th for all visitors except workers and professionals

For the latest news about this topic read the Comments! 19-03 Mount Athos closes tomorrow for all visitors except workers and professionals until March 30th. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Yesterday, 16th of March, a 50-year-old Italian pilgrim, who developed cough and fever, was transported … Continue reading

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2089 – discovery of female remains in a chapel near Pantocratoros

Today this article is published in The Guardian, about recent finds under the floor of the chapel of St Athanasios, just outside the walls of the monastery. It looks like the bones they found are that small, that they have belonged … Continue reading

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