Tag Archives: Cross

2107 – The most beautiful descent on Athos

The ancient footpaths of Athos are of an unprecedented beauty, that is a well-known fact. But what is the most beautiful stretch? The answer is not so easy. There are plenty of excellent candidates. In the category open landscapes I … Continue reading

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2098 – Panaghia and the hike to the peak of Mount Athos

It took us 5 hours to walk from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge (see post 2095) and we arrived at one o’clock PM. We planned to arrive as early as possible, hoping to get a place to sleep in the … Continue reading

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2081 – Fish in the pond at Vatopediou

When leaving Vatopediou through the impressive main gate you see the kiosk in front of you with a beautiful hilly backdrop. Right after the gate to the right you will find a new pool. The large pool nowadays looks like … Continue reading

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1704 – A miracle in Dafni

After a coffee in the café of Dafni, I went for a walk. The boys stayed around the harbour enjoying themselves with the kittens. We had to wait for our connecting boat to Ouranopolis. I wanted to explore in the … Continue reading

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1541- Locate the crosses

We have many frequent Athos visitors among our blogreaders. But do they know every spot on the peninsula? Try to locate the crosses.  Here are the answers. 1 In the background Skiti Podromou. Cross is standing near the cave of … Continue reading

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1488 – feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in Xiropotamou

About 1928: Robert Byron, author of The Station, Athos: Treasures and Men made this picture in Xiropotamou in september during the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.On september 27th 2013 during the same festivities we visited Xiropotamou. Although it … Continue reading

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592 – True Cross

This is the largest known fragment of the True Cross in the world. It is treasured at the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, Mt. Athos. A hole from the nail that went through our Saviour’s right hand, can be seen surrounded … Continue reading

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