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2220 – todays (8-9) forest fire near Mikra Agia Anna under control and extinguished

Today’s reports from Athos monks who keep a Facebook account (father Athanasios Karouliotis and Efthymios Volonakis-Vouleftiriotis) and from Vima Orthodoxias (in Greek) tell about the fire that broke this morning, the 7th of September 2021, that started near the harbor … Continue reading

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1911 –  a Cessna flight above Athos 

Yesterday we flew over the Holy Mountain: here are two pictures of Arapis cape and Esfigmenou. Wim Voogd, 7/5

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1884 – monasteries: the first five

Lavra, the first monastery in rank dating from 963. With the arsanas on the left. The photo’s are from 1970-80, I suspect.VatopediIviron. The southwing is rebuild, the old bridge is still intact. Chilandariou, the Serb monastery, many years before the … Continue reading

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1844 – Raymond Geldermans’ travels to the Holy Mountain

Sometimes a chain of unexpected events leads to a surprising outcome. That is how most of the inventions arise. A former colleague of mine wanted a fresh start on the labour market after her world tour and after the birth … Continue reading

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1546 – book: Greece from the air

This book is originally published in France under the title “La Grece vue d’en haut” 1997. In same year it is also published in English and you can buy it here and here. It is written by Janine Trotereau and the photo’s … Continue reading

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1322 – Akrathos: the monk Iosif – fighter jets and flags

Although it was almost getting dark I continued my hike towards the last house standing on the cliffs of Athos. The Akrathos area with the last house at spot X. Several large settlements are nearby: more information about them is … Continue reading

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1297 – Athos seen from our plane, Thursday April 26th

Athos and Ierissos, near Kavala  Athos, seen from 13 km high, on our way from Amsterdam to Karpathos Wim and Herman, April 30th

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357 – The summit seen from a plane

If you take a close look the chapel and the cross are visible. hv  

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243 – Flags and Phantoms (Akrathos)

see the movie! hv

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150- take an airplane to athos!

Two (water) planes for the monastery of Panteleimon. At the top a French plane in WW I and a German Junker in WWII.

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