Category Archives: skiti

1998 – Pastoral scenes in Néa Skiti

Olive trees on terraces that lead to Agiou Georgiou as seen from the monopati between Skiti Agiou Anna and Néa Skiti, which was the final destination of the day. The church seems to pop out of the mountain.An overview of … Continue reading

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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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