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2122 – The old pilgrimage routes to the Holy Mountain

This old map from a German book dated 1934 makes it clear that the pilgrim’s  route to the Holy Mountain started in Ierissos. There were two possibilities, the eastern route to Vatopedi, Iviron and eventually Lavra and the route that … Continue reading

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1960 – very detailed high res French army map 1939

A fragment of a new discovered map (thanks to Peter Howorth) made by the French army in 1939. Very detailed and rather accurate. Above three Russian buildings, on the left the monastery of Panteleimonos in the middle Paleomonasterio, here named … 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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1768 – The monopati from Cosma’s cave to Chilandariou (second day, third leg)

The first stretch of the monopati is densely forested. The small trees enclose the outside world with abundant foliage. A drizzle found its way through the leaves. There are many traces of wild boar along the path. The marks of … Continue reading

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1757 – A northern approach to Agion Oros. Day one, part one.

As the starting point of our bi-annual pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain we chose to take the boat from Ierissos. It was our first departure from that more remote spot. The town lies on the northern shore of the Athonian … Continue reading

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1461 – Arapis: the forgotten part of Athos

In post 572 I showed you some images of this forgotten part of Athos. No monasteries, settlements of houses are to be found in thise area, and because we started in Ierissos this year, I was able to take some … Continue reading

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572 – Unknown Athos: Cape Arapis

Next time I will visit the Holy Mountain one of my aims is to take the boat on the east-side back to Ierissos and cross Cape Arapis. Cape Arapis from the (old) map of Reinhold Zwerger 1980- Wien If you … Continue reading

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