Category Archives: walking

1931 – In the Athonian desert, first day, part four

As Boris predicted, there was a sign guiding us to Chilandariou. A bit later than expected. But still there was a sign. Here with pilgrim Jaap who is preparing his walking sticks. Due to the devasting fire the landscape had … Continue reading

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1923 – Friends of Mount Athos (FoMA) clearing the footpaths

The Friends of Mount Athos are committed to the ongoing project of clearing, restoring and maintaining the old Athonite footpaths, many of them stone-paved (kaldirimi) tracks for transporting goods by mule and dating from late Byzantine times. The project was … Continue reading

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1899 – the hike from Mikra Ag. Anna to Katounákia – Daniiléon

On the 22th of September 2015 it was our intention to hike to Daniiléon and to sleep there for one night. We did not make a reservation and if we failed to get hospitality, we would return to Nea Skiti, … Continue reading

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1898 – the hike from skiti Anna to Mikra Anna

This hike, which walked on September 22th 2015, stretches only 1 km and it takes about 15/20 minutes.Lets start with a few pictures of skiti Ag. Anna: coming from Nea Skiti: at the first building of Skiti Ag. Anna you … Continue reading

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1893 – arsanas Karakalou

September 24th 2015 we hiked the coastal trail between Iviron and Karakalou. Today we take a closer look at arsanas Karakalou. I forgot to mention that if you pass Mylopotamos, I would advice to walk to the vineyards instead of … Continue reading

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1872 – the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri near Karyes

In post 1287 I published some historical pictures from Athos, including the one from the beginning of 1900 of the cell of St. Nicholas Burazeri in Karyes. I did not know where to find this cell, but Giannis told us already … Continue reading

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1857- the hike from Karyes to Simonos Petras

On September 28th 2015 we walked from Karyes to Simonos Petras. The hike started on the main road from Karyes to Dafni and the totall distance was 13,3 km. It took us – including breaks – 4 hours.  Check this … Continue reading

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