Tag Archives: garden

1903 – Koutloumousiou monastery -1

September 23th 2015 we paid a visit to this monastery. In this photo essay I will show you the pictures I took. Here is a plan of monastery and its surroundings:and on the next satelite picture you see the spots where … Continue reading

Posted in 06 Koutloumousiou, trip 2015 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

1859 – the Kitchen Garden of Simonos Petras

One of the intriguing things on Mount Athos is the healthy food the monks eat. Many books has been published about this subject, for a good recipe look here. But where do the cooks of the monasteries get their ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in 13 Simonos Petras, nature, trip 2015 | Tagged | 1 Comment

1833 – around Skiti Andreou: the garden

Old picture of skiti Andreou  On our first day of our 2015 Athos pilgrimage, 20th of September, we slept in Skiti Andreou, the former Russian convent, now inhabited by Greek monks. I remember walking past this large settlement for the … Continue reading

Posted in ruins, Skiti Andreou, trip 2015 | Tagged | 3 Comments

1724 – pictures of Karakalou

We did not plan to stay in Karakalou during our 2014 trip to Athos, but because of a change of plans we ended up returning to this beautifull monastery. At first the Greek archondaris was not very pleased to see … Continue reading

Posted in 11 Karakalou, trip 2014 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

1557 – Esfigmenou: a walk around the monastery – 2

Let’s continue our walk around the monastery, starting at E (part 1 is here): This picture was taken from the new pier, with the old one in front af the monastery and the sea side entrance on he left, which we … Continue reading

Posted in 18 Esfigmenou, trip 2013 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment