Category Archives: Trip 2018

2054 – the hike between Docheiariou and Xenofontos (with a small detour along the coastline)

On September 18th 2018 we walked the short track between Docheiariou and Xenofontos. With the detour it is only 2 km and it takes less then half an hour. First I will show some pictures at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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2045 – more about the German flak position on Athos in WW II

In post 2018 I showed you the pictures I bought on the internet, made by German ‘Wehrmacht’ soldiers during the Second World War. Some of the pictures were taken on the hills above skiti Timiou Prodromou, where the German flak … Continue reading

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2039 – a short visit to Konstamonitou – 2

Let’s continue our visit to Konstamonitou on September 18th 2018 (see 2038 for post 1). After entering the monastery through the main entrance (Δ), we turned right, to go to the archondariki – guesthouse on the second floor (Z2). Waiting … Continue reading

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2032 – Women venerating icons on the tourist boat

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2027 – Are parts of the Xerxes Canal still visible?

Aerial view of the location of the Xerxes Canal by Google Maps where I marked the probable beginning (Xerxes with his fleet came from the East) and the ending of the canal near Tripiti. Roughly the course of the canal … Continue reading

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2023 – A walk along the border

This September I spent the holidays with my wife in the beautiful Skites Resort between Ouranoupolis and the Athos border. No plans to visit Athos but after some  time I felt the urge to make a long walk and see … Continue reading

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2020 – a sneak preview of the 2018 pilgrimage and news from Athos

From the monastery of Simonospetras, where we could sleep for two nights thanks to monk T., I will show a few images that I shot the last three days: The cave/old boat house from 1853 at arsanas Prodromou News item: … Continue reading

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