Category Archives: trip 2011: Wim’s group

1355 – Skiti Anna: the interior

(this continues blog 1340) After a long hike from Prodromou to the top of Mount Athos I finally reached this beautiful place: my friends asked the Archondaris to leave some dinner for me, because I arrived late. I was given … Continue reading

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1340 – Skiti Agia Anna

First a image of the location of this Skiti, just below the Athos-mountain, so it is a perfect place to start or finish a climb to the top. For me a hike from Prodromou plus the top in 11 hours … Continue reading

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1336 – the top of Mount Athos

In my last post (1331) about our trip to Athos in October 2011 I showed you how we climbed the mountain in 3,5 hours. Today we will take a closer look at the building activities and I will try to … Continue reading

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1331 – the climb to the top of Mount Athos

As I told you in post 1223 we arrived at the Stavros junction at 11 o’clock. I decided to give it a try and together with pilgrim Peter we took the path that leads to the top. The path to … Continue reading

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1323 – the hike from Prodromou to the top and Skiti Annis – part 1

Early morning 5th of Oktober 11 we woke up to start our long walk to Skiti Annis. We chose to follow the upper foothpath, that leads you through “the dessert” of Athos and fantastic forrests. For pilgrims who visit this … Continue reading

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1322 – Akrathos: the monk Iosif – fighter jets and flags

Although it was almost getting dark I continued my hike towards the last house standing on the cliffs of Athos. The Akrathos area with the last house at spot X. Several large settlements are nearby: more information about them is … Continue reading

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1321 – the cave of Athanasius

More then five years ago I expressed my wish to visit the cave of the founder of the Lavra monastery (see 116, the text at that time was still in Dutch). In 2011 I finally had a change to go … Continue reading

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