Category Archives: trip 2017

1952 – Discovering the old path to the Lavra harbour

The Lavra monastery has a very nice harbour, worthwhile to visit. Imagine, this was for centuries the place where all visits to the monastery began.  Untill the 1970ties there was only a long path for pilgrims and mules from Karyes … Continue reading

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1947 – the ‘new’ Paleo Monastiro

The largescale renovations of the Russian settlements on the Holy Mountain were announced a couple of years ago, knowing that in 2016 the special celebrations of Russians 1000 years on Athos would take place. Not only the main monastery Roussikon … Continue reading

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1946 – the hike from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro

On our first day of our 2017 pilgrimage to Athos we hiked from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro, the old Roussikon. It is a 5,5 km hike over a dirt road, starting at sea level and ending at 455 meters. On the … Continue reading

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1945 – Maroudá, deepening insights.

A few more pictures to give you a more detailed impression of the kellion of Maroudá, which belongs to Chilandariou. The official title of the place is: “Holy Cell of the Nativity of the Mother of God”.A nicely decorated water … Continue reading

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1944 – Maroudá, crosses and chants

The special and intimate place called Maroudá is described on this website many times and extensively by Wim (see the following posts: 1789, 1801, 1802, 1805 and 1809). It was our first encounter there. We were welcomed by some pilgrims … Continue reading

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1941 – Panteleimonos monastery 2017

Panteleimonos aerial: from our flight over Athos the 6th of May 2017 Arriving at the monastery  The clock tower on the left, the blue East wing in the middle and the katholicon on the right Above the palmtree: the double … Continue reading

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1940 – the 2017 pilgrimage: arriving at Xenofontos and the hike to Roussikon

The 8th of May: the beginning of our 2017 pilgrimage (photo’s Jitze) The boat with pilgrims arrives at Docheiariou monasterya new chapel near DocheiariouThe boat from Ouranopolis arriving at the large jetty of XenofontosNear the pier: a new house for workers … Continue reading

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