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1970 – the hike in Kapsala

Our aim on the first day of our pilgrimage in May 2017 was to sleep in the beautifull cell called Maroudá of father Makarios. After leaving the ferry at Panteleimonos and the hike to Paleo Monastiro we continued to walk … Continue reading

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1946 – the hike from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro

On our first day of our 2017 pilgrimage to Athos we hiked from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro, the old Roussikon. It is a 5,5 km hike over a dirt road, starting at sea level and ending at 455 meters. On the … Continue reading

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1923 – Friends of Mount Athos (FoMA) clearing the footpaths

The Friends of Mount Athos are committed to the ongoing project of clearing, restoring and maintaining the old Athonite footpaths, many of them stone-paved (kaldirimi) tracks for transporting goods by mule and dating from late Byzantine times. The project was … Continue reading

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1796 – interview with John Arnell, founder of FoMA’s foothpath project

Click on the following link to see the Pemptousia interview in Vatopedi with John Arnell, who recounts about the history of the foothpath project and how he met Prince Charles twice (who even helped clearing the paths, who has a picture of this??).Koutloumousiou, … Continue reading

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1794 – two new Athos maps – a review

Yesterday I received two recently published Athos maps by Filathonites. The maker is Peter Howorth from New Zealand. The map is also compiled by Roland Baetens from Belgium, a FoMA footpaths specialist and Dimitris Bakalis from Greece. John Arnell of FoMA … Continue reading

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1524 – hike Bogoroditsa – Vatopedi / Athonias

In the late afternoon I had to walk back from Bogoroditsa to Vatopedi: most of the time I could walk over monopati’s, but also over dirt roads. The distance is 5.34 km and it took me 56 minutes, with a totall … Continue reading

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