Category Archives: trip 2017

2000 – Rembrandt on Athos

This year I will visit Athos in September for the 12th time. Xenofontos, Grigoriou and Pavlou are monasteries that I visited before, but I never stayed over.  Unfortunately Xerapotamou declined our request for an overnight in their monastery. This will … Continue reading

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1999 – Risky erosion in the arsanas of Néa Skiti

We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Dafni. We were early so we had time to look around. If you look up from the harbour you see impressive vertical formations. Just above the cliffs you … Continue reading

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1998 – Pastoral scenes in Néa Skiti

Olive trees on terraces that lead to Agiou Georgiou as seen from the monopati between Skiti Agiou Anna and Néa Skiti, which was the final destination of the day. The church seems to pop out of the mountain.An overview of … Continue reading

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1996 – Kolitsoú: the tower of Kaletzi or Collegio

In this post from february 2015 I described all information that I could find on the internet about this extraordinary tower, that stands alone on the hill above the Rumenian Kolitsou settlement.  It is one of the few Katholic (besides the … Continue reading

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1994 – the hike from Pantocratoros to (arsanas) Kolitsoú

I have been publishing on this weblog for more then 10 years. One of my aims is to share my travels with others – who are not able to visit the Holy Mountain -. For me it is exciting to … Continue reading

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1993 – Skiti Agia Anna

When we arrived at the skiti Agia Anna we found it lively and busy. There were quite a few pilgrims. We sat down at the covered outside table and were pleasantly surprised by the traditional welcome: Greek coffee, water, tsipourou, … Continue reading

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1990 – On our way to Néa Skiti

It is a long and very steep, rocky, descent from Stavros to Katounakia. From almost 800 meters to 200 meters in less than 2 kilometers. The Nordic walking sticks proved themselves going downhill.The only encounter we had was on a … Continue reading

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