Category Archives: trip 2013

1792 – the Esfigmenou – Vatopedi hike

This might be the spot where things went wrong for Herman, Bas and Jacques, see the red X on Google maps:The picture below is taken on the dirt road, where the monopati starts, at spot X.On the map below you … Continue reading

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1748 – the cave of St. Cosmas

What can I add to the two briljant stories with fine pictures of Bas Kamps in post 1024 and 1025? As mentioned in my last post from yesterday it is sad to see how the surroundings of the cave are destroyed … Continue reading

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1747 – hike: Chilandariou to Sografou

On September 25th 2013 we walked this hike of 7,74 km’s in 2 hours and 1 minute. This is including a detour to the cave of St. Cosmas. On the following spots I took the pictures you can see below. … Continue reading

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1746 – hike: Arsanas Sografou to Docheiariou

On September 26th 2013 we walked this hike of 3,14 km’s in 56 minutes. If you do this hike without stopping (to have a closer look at places of interest and to shoot pictures), you can do this distance in … Continue reading

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1743 – the Silouan mill (2)

In my first post about these buildings (1742) we had a look at the first building on the ground floor. Today we examine the three higher floors. But first let me show a picture of the all buildings, found on isihazm.ru, … Continue reading

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1742 – the Silouan mill (1)

On our pilgrimage in 2013 we were able to take a closer look at the extraordinary complex of buildings, not far from Roussikon and known as the Silouan mill. The four buildings are on top of each other and as we … Continue reading

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1611 – Chilandariou 1885 and 2013

Our next stop on our pilgrimage in 2013 brings us to Chilandriou. Originally we made a reservation to sleep here, but when we found out that we could stay at Esfigmenou, we prefered an overnight sleep in this monastery. One … Continue reading

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1605 – The goat from Amouliani

In 2013 for the second time we rented a small boat at Akrogiali Hotel in Ouranoupolis to sail to Amouliani Island. A short trip to nice beaches, good swimming, eating at the main island and a perfect view on the … Continue reading

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1603 – Esfigmenou: the courtyard

I will finish our visit to Esfigmenou with some pictures of the courtyard. Unfortunately we, non-orthodox pilgrims, are not allowed to visit the service at the Katholicon and cannot eat together with the monks in the trapeza. After dinner I … Continue reading

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1601 – Esfigmenou: the main gate frescoes

Let’s take a closer look at the frescoes form the main entrance, with its two large pillars at each side. It is dedicated to Agios Konstantinos and his wife Eleni. Most paintings are badly damaged. The style of painting is … Continue reading

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