Category Archives: trip 2011: Wim’s group

1296 – the cyclus of the Apocalypse of John in the Exonarthex of Karakalou

In the portico of the monastery Dionysiou you see the Apocalypse of John in 21 scenes, probably one of best fresco’s on the Holy Mountain. I showed you these scenes with extensive commands in post numbers 1100, 1103, 1110, 1113, … Continue reading

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1294 – Karakalou

Karakalou: the balcony of the guesthouse, where we spend the evening of Oct 3th with a good conversation In the early morning of October 4th 2011 we woke up an saw the sun rising at 7: North wing, with building … Continue reading

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1289 – 2011 day 1: the arrival at Karakalou

Finally, after a long day and a few minutes before 5 o’clock in the afternoon, we arrived at our destination, the monastery of Karakalou. To our surprize a monk came to us and told us to hurry, because the service … Continue reading

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1282 – hike from Iviron to Karakalou

In the afternoon Oktober 3th 2011 we started on our last part of our hike that day. After leaving Iviron over the main gravel road, you will soon see the buildings of the 1000 year old vineyard of Mylopotamos, where the … Continue reading

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1278 – outside Iviron: the Chapel of the Panaghia and the Arsanas

While prepairing our trip to Athos I used the Road Map of Athos to look for new paths and interesting routes. My plan was to walk from Karyes to Koutloumousiou and Iviron, and from Iviron to Karakalou. On the Road … Continue reading

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1276 – the path from Koutloumousiou to Iviron

After our short visit to Koutloumousiou we started walking to Iviron. With the help of a GPS-App I could trace the route that we walked and show it here on Google maps. The distance was 4,86 kilometers and it took … Continue reading

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1275 – Koutloumousiou: fresco’s from the Exonarthex

Unfortunately I did not have enough time to shoot some good pictures in the exonarthex of Koutloumousiou on October 3th 2011. Here are some of them, starting with two still shots from a video my friend Jitze took: Shooting pictures … Continue reading

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1274 – Koutloumousiou

Koutloumousiou 1989 2011 Not a lot of pilgrims spend a night in Koutloumousiou. When we tried to get a place to sleep in 1986 we were told to book a room in the Karyes Hotel, only 15 minutes away. Most … Continue reading

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1272 – the Konaki of Karyes (part 3)

In Blog number 1269 and 1270 I showed you pictures of some houses where the presentatives of the monasteries dwell during their stay in the capital. Today we start at the red nr. 3 on the map. Number 34 on the map … Continue reading

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1271 – ways of transport

This is the normal way to start your visit to the mountain by taking the early boat in Ouranoupolis. Here our party of 2011 entering the boot to Dafni at appr. 6.30 hours in the morning. The price is EUR … Continue reading

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