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1821 – more stills from the documentary “A thousand years on Mount Athos”

The documentary I showed you in the last blog (1820) has some interesting scenes from unknown places on Athos. But first I will show you a few stills from Panteleimonos, starting with a picture from an (very) old monk, who … Continue reading

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1811 – ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ /Happy Easter

“ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΛΟΓΗΜΕΝΗ ΞΕΝΟΦΩΝΤΙΝΗ ΣΚΗΤΗ ΕΥΧΟΜΑΣΤΕ ΜΕ ΑΓΑΠΗ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ ΟΙ ΠΑΤΕΡΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΓΕΡΟΝΤΑ ΝΙΚΩΝΑ ΚΑΛΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ” – Happy (Orthodox) Easter from gerontas Nikon from skiti Xenofontosand from Athosweblog! Wim Voogd, Herman Voogd and Bas Kamps

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1778 – snow on Athos

We get different reports from yesterday, the 18th of January, and today, that Athos was covered by a white blanket of snow (Chilandariou). Father Eugenios (Nea Skiti) sent me this picture, taken from Skiti Xenofontos:The Lavra weather station shot this … Continue reading

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1696 – the hike from Lakkou skiti to Provata through Cucuvinu valley

We will never forget the friendly and helpfull Father Gabriel of hut nr 6 of Lakkou skiti where spend the night (see 1669). Before we left the skiti he gave us detailed information how to find our way to Provata … Continue reading

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1655 – recent pictures from Athos

Today my brother Herman (& son and friend Bas & sons) ended his Athos winter journey and he just sent me these pictures:             Grigoriou when the snow started and the next day 30/12/2104 Simonospetras … Continue reading

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1633 – the hike from Skiti Xenofonos to Skiti Profitou Eliou

After visiting skiti Xenofontos we continued our hike to skiti Profitou Eliou. This blue line shows which route we took: with the data from my GPS-app MotionX: On these 4 spots on the first part of our hike I took … Continue reading

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1632 – Skiti Xenofontos – the forgotten skete

Very seldom pilgrims take the effort to visit the “forgotten” Skiti Xenofontos, that’s why I decided to have a look. I got a big surprize, because in stead of an old and ruined settlement I found an almost totally renovated … Continue reading

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