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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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1515 – the monopati from Skiti Dimitriou to Bogoroditsa

Most paths on Mount Athos are either well kept by the Friends of Mount Athos (FoMA) or they are in a deploreable state, because no one ever walks them. Most of the time these paths totally disappear within a couple … Continue reading

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1507 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou: frescoes from the exonarthex – 2

Today I will show you the remaining scenes from the lithi/exonarthex of Skiti Dimitriou. The images are rare and not shown before in any book I know or on the internet. Most of the pictures here concern the life of … Continue reading

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1498 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou: frescoes from the exonarthex

As told in the first post about this forgotten skete (1493) we could not enter the katholicon, because the workmen were not in possesion of the key. It gave me the opportunity to take some pictures in the exo-narthex. On … Continue reading

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1494 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou

Skiti Agiou Dimitriou was until recently habited by monks (Speake in 2002) and the skete belongs to the Vatopedi monastery. Nowadays the skiti is deserted and nearly all of its 15 buildings are in ruin. According to Feigl “the skete once … Continue reading

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1483 – the hike from Vatopedi to Skiti Dimitriou

Soon after we got our room in Vatopedi we started our walk to Skiti Dimitriou, a place I wanted to visit for a long time. This is the route we took: see the two maps of MotionX-GPS and Zwerger map. … Continue reading

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1452 – Athos 2013 (a sneak preview)

Vatopedi 23/9 Skiti Agiou Dimitriou 23/9 Esfigmenou 24/9 Chilandariou 25/9 Zografou 25/9. 16.00 h Wim, 25/9

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1419 – 3 unknown places on early photographs.

This is a Russian kellion. But who knows its location and more details? This looks to me the Romanian skiti of Lakkou but I am not sure. Am I right? This is an interesting ruin. Thebais? If you know more … 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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