Category Archives: trip 2013

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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1557 – Esfigmenou: a walk around the monastery – 2

Let’s continue our walk around the monastery, starting at E (part 1 is here): This picture was taken from the new pier, with the old one in front af the monastery and the sea side entrance on he left, which we … Continue reading

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1555 – Esfigmenou: a walk around the monastery -1

Today I will take you on a photographic tour around the monastery. Let’s start at A, the winery. This map shows the surroundings as it was a few decades ago, without the winery en vineyard buildings (A and C) and without … Continue reading

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1540 – the monopati from Vatopedi to Esfigmenou

On September 24 2013 we walked from Vatopedi to Esfigmenou, 9.22 km in 2h. 26 minutes. The maximum altitude was 232 meters. You see the route here. Here you can see where I took my pictures We started in the … Continue reading

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1535 – Vatopedi: a photographic overview – 3 – the interior

The waiting room in the guesthouse, with the paintings on the wall:                                        The hall in front of the facade of the katholicon (photo … Continue reading

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