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2248 – the Dafni building complex of Simonospetras – part 1

It has been three years since we last visited the Holy Mountain. Due to the coronavirus, the lockdowns in the world and extra precautions that applied to Athos, no pilgrims were allowed to come. But this summer Athos will finally … Continue reading

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2054 – the hike between Docheiariou and Xenofontos (with a small detour along the coastline)

On September 18th 2018 we walked the short track between Docheiariou and Xenofontos. With the detour it is only 2 km and it takes less then half an hour. First I will show some pictures at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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1849 – Skiti Andreou: a walk around the main church

The main church (E on the plan), build in 1900, was until recently the biggest church on the Balkan. It is enormous and ment for large groups of pilgrims, like the ones you see below on the historic picture from … Continue reading

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1777 – Inside Esfigmenou (day two, third intermezzo)

The guesthouse where we received so much hospitality from the friendly monks of Esfigmenou. After the common welcoming drinks the guest monk asked if we wanted to eat something. He brought a full vegetarian meal, that really tasted well. The … Continue reading

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1407 – Panteleimonos: more about the unknown church ‘U’

In post 923 I showed you some pictures of the ruined buildings that can be found behind the Panteleimonos monastery. One of these buildings, a church, was kept well and it looked recently renovated, but I had no futher information about … Continue reading

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