Category Archives: trip 2017

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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1989 – The two aqueducts of Pantocratoros (and Happy Easter!)

First of all: Happy Easter for all our readers, Christos Anesti (although the Orthodox Easter is next week)! This time of year always remembers me to my pilgrimage in 1986 during Easter-time, when we visited Dionysiou and joined a log … Continue reading

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1988 – A walk in ancient woods

Just after the big wooden cross on the southern ridge, a panoramic view opens. From there a long straight stretch until Stavros (cross) lays ahead. It is just nature there. No monasteries, sketes or buildings.The stretch is mostly covered and … Continue reading

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1986 – Prodromou from a far

According to the planning the next leg of our pilgrimage would bring us from Megistis Lavra to Nea Skiti. Directly from Lavra starts a monopati. Soon the monopati transfers to an open road made of concrete plates. But luckily after … Continue reading

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1982 – Megistis Lavra, some last pictures before moving on

The passage through the kitchen. The cobbled stones look like they are polished by centuries of footsteps. A strong sense of beauty made me shiver here.This picture is taken from the cells at the inside of the eastern wall. An … Continue reading

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