Category Archives: Trip 2019

2081 – Fish in the pond at Vatopediou

When leaving Vatopediou through the impressive main gate you see the kiosk in front of you with a beautiful hilly backdrop. Right after the gate to the right you will find a new pool. The large pool nowadays looks like … Continue reading

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2080 – Exploring Vatopediou

A monk approaches an abundant circular bed of fallen crimson flowers under the Camellia in the courtyard of Vatopediou. The monastery has got a rather large central square that is – unlike most squares – not levelled out but ascends … Continue reading

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2079 – On our way to Vatopediou

We picked up our rucksacks, said goodbye to the archondariki, and were on our way to Vatopediou. Looking back to Pantocratoros we had a good view on the aqueduct that leads to the monastery. The aqueduct spans an olive orchard. … Continue reading

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2075 – the top of Mount Athos, 1st of October

Tuesday morning October 1st we started at 5.00 pm our hike to the summit from the refuge Panaghia. The sky was clear, the view was fantastic and the sunrise magnificant! Wim, 3-10 (top photo by Gert Jan Wiekart)

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2074 – Visiting Profitou Eliou

We had never visited skiti Profitou Eliou (skete of Prophet Elijah). We did see it several times from a distance. But today the Prophet was waiting for us in the morning clouds. Here we have an overview of the complex … Continue reading

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2073 -The courtyard of Pantocratoros

We spend the night in Pantocratoros. In the morning we allowed ourselves some time to wonder around the courtyard of Pantocratoros. I took the opportunity to take some pictures, that I want to share with you. An orange tree contrasts … Continue reading

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2072 – Looking back to Stavronikita

The beautiful coastal path from Stavronikita to Pantocratoros starts with a view on the slated roofs of service buildings in front of the actual monastery. In my opinion this is a fascinating perspective. A manmade stone world with an ancient … Continue reading

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