Category Archives: trip 2009: Wim’s group

1090 – Dionysiou – graveyard / osteofilakio (day 2 -10)

Before darkness fell over the monastery, we had some time left to have a closer look at the ossuary or osteofilakio. Just outside the gate you will find a fine terrace overlooking the sea, where pilgrims have a talk with the monks … Continue reading

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1089 – Dionysiou (day 2 -9)

In my last blogs I discribed our fabulous hike through the Aeropotamos. After arriving at Dionysiou, we saw this small cell called Apostoloi, at the other side of the mountain, opposite the monastery (also shown in the panoramic picture in blog … Continue reading

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1079 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 3 (day 2 – 8)

Today I will continue the blog about the long walk between Filotheou and Dionysiou (look here for the map). The Aeropotamos valley, with our destination in the background. Here you see the writer of this blog with a garden scissor in … Continue reading

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1075 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 2 (day 2 – 7)

This continues the blog of part 1 (see 1071). After passing the peak of Antithonas I planned to follow the path on the left side of the ravine that is called Aeropotamos.  But at this point (see the red X … Continue reading

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1071 – the hike between Filotheou and Dionysiou – part 1, day 2 -6

The route of our hike, mainly over gravel roads (see Athos-map) The same part of mount Athos, from a different angle Directly after leaving Filotheou (10.30 h.) there was a sign which way to go: after that we saw lot … Continue reading

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1068 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou exo-narthex part 2, day 2 – 5

An angel winged warrior, beating a dragon with a large key. The dragons face has been vandalized through the years, especially his eyes! Faces of different Holy men/Saints: look at the fine quality of the painting and their individual expression. … Continue reading

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1067 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou exo-narthex part 1, day 2 – 4

Today we take a closer look at the wall paintings of the exo-narthex of the church of Filotheou.Traditionally this is the area where the common people enter the church and spend a lot of their time. That is why the … Continue reading

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1059 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou, day 2 – 3

Today some pictures of the monastery Filotheou: its buildings, courtyard, church and interior. But first the plan of the monastery: After passing the gate (1) you will see this courtyard in front of you, with a remarkable green lawn (N … Continue reading

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1046 – 2009 Trip to Athos: outside Filotheou, day 2 – 2

After half an hour walk from Mylopotamos I arrived at Filotheou. I rejoined Winfried, Peter and Jitze, who I will accompany during the rest of our stay on Mt. Athos. We only had a couple of minutes the visit this … Continue reading

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1043 – 2009 Trip to Athos: from Mylopotamos to Filotheou, day 2 – 1

We woke up early on our second day on Mt. Athos to see the sun rize. A rich breakfast at Mylopotamos with Father Ioachim, Father Prodromos and Bas Father Ioachim prepaired a take-away lunch for us, properly packed in plastic. … Continue reading

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