Category Archives: Ouranoupolis

2195 – The Evangelistria

Not only Ouranoupolis has a live webcam but also the harbour of Trypiti, situated at the end of Xerxes Canal. Today many trucks and vans are wating for the Evangelistria, a special boat to Athos for trucks and vans with … Continue reading

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2193 – Lockdown Athos: update, now extended until March 15 2021

update: new extention of the lock-down on the 1st of March: until the 15 th of March 2021! The monastic community of Mount Athos announced on Friday it will extend a ban on visitors or pilgrims until February 28, as … Continue reading

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2188 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957- 5

This post is the last in a series of five, with an overview of the pictures Cas Oorthuys made during his short visit to the Holy Mountain in July 1957. The source of the more than 800 copies of his … Continue reading

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2122 – The old pilgrimage routes to the Holy Mountain

This old map from a German book dated 1934 makes it clear that the pilgrim’s  route to the Holy Mountain started in Ierissos. There were two possibilities, the eastern route to Vatopedi, Iviron and eventually Lavra and the route that … Continue reading

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2111 – The story of B.R. Forsyth from Australia in 1954

In 1954 B. R. Forsyth, from Australia , travelled alone to the Holy Mountain. Athos made an immense impression on him. He often spoke of ” his time at Athos,” but never met another person who also visited the peninsula. … Continue reading

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2110 – more pictures of Ouranopolis

In addition to the last post 2109 about the Ouranopolis webcam, I want to add some old pictures of the village, that I found in my archive. The first one is from 1959, when the first car arrived in Ouranopolis: … Continue reading

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2109 – The Ouranoupolis webcam

Ouranoupolis webcam (again) It always make me feel good to get a glimpse of the Ouranoupolis harbour from where almost every boat to Mount Athos leaves. It reminds me of all the times, after getting the Athos passport, the Diamonitirion, … Continue reading

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2053 – Ouranoupolis port live webcam and Lavra photo webcam

https://www.meteocam.gr/ChalkidikiOuranoupolisPort This a link to a live webcam that is located at the beginning of the Ouranopolis pier, next to the old “Sidney Loch” tower. The live streaming images (plus sound, especially the high shrieking calling of the Alpine Swift, … Continue reading

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2048 – the news today 5/5: access to Athos (almost) impossible because of strong winds

Two pilgrims from Holland just sent me this picture of desperate pilgrims at the Athos border near Ouranopolis, who are trying to get permission to enter the Holy Mountain by land. Today, 5/5/2019, the boats are not allowed to embark … Continue reading

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2027 – Are parts of the Xerxes Canal still visible?

Aerial view of the location of the Xerxes Canal by Google Maps where I marked the probable beginning (Xerxes with his fleet came from the East) and the ending of the canal near Tripiti. Roughly the course of the canal … Continue reading

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