Category Archives: Zygou

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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1808 – Athos 30 years ago: 26th of April 1986

30 years ago I began my second Athos pilgrimage: after recieving our Diamoniterion in Karyes we started out to reach the monastery of Karakalou.Looking back at Karyes and KoutloumousiouOn this spot we took a rest and drank some water from … Continue reading

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1265 – a trip to the Athos border and Zygou monastery (or Frankokastro)

One of our traditional hikes on the day before entering Athos, is the short walk to the border.  The distance is only 2,2 km and it takes about 25 minutes. At the border you will find a closed gate. The … Continue reading

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1252 – a trip to the Athos border and Zygou monastery (or Frankokastro)

One of our traditional hikes on the day before entering Athos, is the short walk to the border.  The distance is only 2,2 km and it takes about 25 minutes. At the border you will find a closed gate. The … Continue reading

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584 – Frankokastro or the monastery of Zygou ?

Officially there are 20 monasteries on Mount Athos. In many books however, you can read that there have been much more monasteries on the Holy Mountain. Two attempts by the Russians to get their Skitis Agiou Andreou and Profitou Eliou … Continue reading

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306 – Zygos, Zygou or Frankokastron

2000 more pictures. The only monasterywomen/frauen can visit are the ruins of Zygos or Frankokastron. It is situated right next to the border to the holy mountain. It is an archeological site and in 2007 they were still discovering mosaic … Continue reading

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