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2179 – A flock of birds

On the boat between Dafni and Ouranoupolis, on the way back from the Holy Mountain, you are often surrounded by seabirds. Mostly seagulls that follow the ferry. They are so greedy that they even pick a piece of bread of … Continue reading

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2126 – Roaming around the Great Lavra

After our arrival at the Great Lavra, we sat and rested for a while at the archondiriki. We had walked the kalderimi from Prodromou. We received the hospitality gratefully; fresh water, Greek coffee and loukoumi. Four impressions taken directly from … Continue reading

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1999 – Risky erosion in the arsanas of Néa Skiti

We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Dafni. We were early so we had time to look around. If you look up from the harbour you see impressive vertical formations. Just above the cliffs you … Continue reading

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1688 – Bird on the summit (reblog)

For a long time we were convinced that the bird I saw and photographed in 2007 and 2011 on the highest point of Mount Athos was a Blue Rock Thrush but we have a new determination: an Alpine Accentor (Alpen … Continue reading

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1666 – Winter birds

Robins like the snow. They are not shy and sometimes it looked that they took pleasure in following us on the footpaths.                                 Robin at Nea Skiti.                                                        In the guesthouse of Gregoriou. This bird was “walking”  the stone walls of … Continue reading

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1403 – Bird on the summit

When we reached the top of Mount Athos in 2011 I managed again to take a shot of the only leaving creature who lives permanently on the 2026 meter high summit: The Blue Rock Thrush In 2007 I took this … Continue reading

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1189 – Athos wildlife: seagulls

When sailing to Athos/ the harbour of Dafni vv. the seagulls (mostly Larus Argentatus) always form a special attraction. On this Blog, with many (!) absolute fabulous pictures from Athos, seen on Flickr, you will a lot of photos of Athos wildlife. Here … Continue reading

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759 – Birds: Selefkis

The 11th century archives of the Mount Athos Monasteries refer to the huge swarms of locusts that devastated cultivation in the Northern Aegean island of Agios Eustratios. According to the same source, the total catastrophe was prevented by the sudden … Continue reading

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758 – Birds

According to Keliotes these birds (and more) are to be found on the peninsula. During my 3 visits I did not see many birds. But I did saw a blue rock thrush on the summit of mount Athos. hv

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339 – Blue Thrush

The Blue Rock Thrush lives on the top of the mountain at 2026 m. hv

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