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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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1928 – Thebais: contact with fellow pilgrims on the boat

After we spent some time at Thibais our friendly host, Boris, showed us the way uphill to the road to Proto Nero and Chilandariou. Suddenly we saw the boat coming from Ouranoupolis. We knew that my brother and friends were … Continue reading

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1920 – First day, entering the Holy Mountain by water taxi

Our 2017 pilgrimage started quite different from earlier trips to the Holy Mountain. We didn’t travel the usual way, by the ferry from Ouranopolis or from Ierissos. A water taxi was ready for us. Herman had reserved it in advance. … 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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1827 – Fast unloading at Kavsokalivia

Herman Voogd  

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1772 – Vatopedi boathouses

On our 2015 trip we approached the Holy Mountain by boat from Ierissos . We sat foot on land at the Vatopedi harbour (arsanas). The boat docked at the peer you see above. This early photograph is taken in 1870.  … Continue reading

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1717 – Photo album from the nineteen seventies

Photo’s from the album of Dutch writer Gerard Koolschijn who went to Athos several times in the 1970ties together with his friends under the inspiring leadership of their highschool teacher Herman Hissink. In front of the winery of Mylopotamos with the … Continue reading

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