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1703 – The first bus on Athos was a Mercedes

The road from the harbour of Dafni to the village of Karyes was build in 1963 when the millenium (963-1963) celebrations took place. Before that there was a path (monopati) and mules took the pilgrims to Karyes where they got … Continue reading

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1693 – The small village of Karyes

For a long time every pilgrim had to go to the town of Karyes to get final permission to stay on the holy mountain.  Nowadays the Athos passport is given in Ouranoupolis on the morning of departure. This picture of … Continue reading

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1648 – Herman Hissink and Athos

Herman Hissink (1915-2011) was  a teacher in the Dutch language at the Christian Gymnasium (nowadays Gymnasium Sorghvliet) in the Hague, The Netherlands. From his early youth on he was very fond of traveling and nature. He told his pupils very … Continue reading

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