Category Archives: walking

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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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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1972 – the hike in Kapsala – 2

Let’s start with reveiling that the short afternoon walk ended up in a unforgetable 9,34 kilometers exercise, that would fit in any modern boot-camp experience. Efrem guided us through one of most beautiful places on Mount Athos, where nature is … Continue reading

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1970 – the hike in Kapsala

Our aim on the first day of our pilgrimage in May 2017 was to sleep in the beautifull cell called Maroudá of father Makarios. After leaving the ferry at Panteleimonos and the hike to Paleo Monastiro we continued to walk … Continue reading

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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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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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