Category Archives: trip 2014

1674 – The little bridge between Grigoriou and Dionysiou

When we walked from Gregoriou to Dionysiou in the fresh snow on the last day of the year 2014 I recognized this tiny bridge. It was the third time I was here. This time I crossed the bridge with my … Continue reading

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1671 – Lakkou Skiti 2

Today we take a closer look at building nr 3 with its new church and the main church/ katholicon and the ossuary of the skete (A and B). Father Gabriel gave us the advice to visit the new church that … Continue reading

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1670 – The walk to Dionysiou

After the snow ball fight the peace was signed and we were off to Dionysiou. It was still the last day of the year. Some of the monks were worried about our walking plans. The path could be very slippery … Continue reading

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1669 – Lakkou skiti in September 2014

Our initial plan was to first take a ride/taxi from Kelli Timiou Stavrou to Lakkou Skiti, pay a quick vist to this Romenian skete, and then to continue on foot to Skiti Anni. The next day, 8th September 2014, we … Continue reading

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1667 – animals in the summer

September 7th 2014 we arrived at Lakkou skiti. The day before a heavy thunderstorm hit Athos, which gave a lot of rain. A few hundred meters further we saw this crab on the road!It is a freshwater crab, usually found in … Continue reading

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1666 – Winter birds

Robins like the snow. They are not shy and sometimes it looked that they took pleasure in following us on the footpaths.                                 Robin at Nea Skiti.                                                        In the guesthouse of Gregoriou. This bird was “walking”  the stone walls of … Continue reading

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1664 – The “battle” of Gregoriou

After service and breakfast the elder monks returned to their rooms. It still was the start of the last day of the year. The young ones lingered in the snow. When one monk started the fight from the balcony, the … Continue reading

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1663 – The peaceful beginning of the last day of the year

The snow had come as predicted. It was quite a pack. Icicles were formed during the night. It was not very cold. Around freezing probably. The visibility was quite limited. The mountainous backdrop was invisible. It was still snowing lightly … Continue reading

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1661 – A night at Grigoriou

After a nutritious dinner in the monastery in the company of the monks and half a dozen workmen, we could unwind and prepare ourselves for the next day. I decided to try and make some pictures in the stormy night. … Continue reading

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1660 – The day the colour disappeared from Mount Athos.

We arrived on the 30th of December at Grigoriou Monastery. It was already quite late in the afternoon but we decided to make the hike to Simonos Petras, the most iconic monastery on the peninsula, resembling so much the Potala … Continue reading

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