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1803 – On our way to Stavronikita: fires and vibrations (day three, second leg)

We waved goodbye to Pantocratoros where we enjoyed so much hospitality and a very good meal. We followed the wonderful monopati along the coast. It is a bit hilly but not too strenuous. The monopati is completely covered from time … Continue reading

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1798 – From Vatopediou to Pantocratoros (day three, first leg)

We started walking in the early morning from Vatopediou. We didn’t want to wait for the morning mass to finish. And we could not find a monk to give some food for the road. But we still had plenty of … Continue reading

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1780 – Athonian aqueducts

The most beautiful aqueduct on the Athos peninsula is the one that leads to the monastery of Simonaspetras.                                     The Russian pilgrim Barsky made a nice drawing in 1744 of the monastery and the aqueduct. On the right image the … Continue reading

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1759 – A morning walk to the ruins of the Athonite Academy. Day one, part two.

A large group of pilgrims just arrived at the guesthouse and we didn’t want to interfere or wait for hospitality after our wobbly boat trip. So we took a quick Greek coffee from a coffee machine in the old guesthouse … Continue reading

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1608 – surprizing Athos: a ‘new’ aqueduct near Iviron!

Every now and then I discover “new” objects on the Holy Mountain. My good friend Jan Paul ten Bruggencate (83)visited Athos last May and he sent me this picture of this beautiful aqueduct, that can be found about one kilometer … Continue reading

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1524 – hike Bogoroditsa – Vatopedi / Athonias

In the late afternoon I had to walk back from Bogoroditsa to Vatopedi: most of the time I could walk over monopati’s, but also over dirt roads. The distance is 5.34 km and it took me 56 minutes, with a totall … Continue reading

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5 – Photo’s by Herman Voogd

Aquaduct Athonite academy 2015: the water is still coming from above. Picknick at the aquaduct, 2015. Cross at Chera, sept 2015 guesthouse Sografou 2015 Icon of St George, wall outside Sografou

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