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2130 – Looking at the Sporades

The monastery of  Simonos Petras is, as it were, glued to a mountainous rock of 330 meter above sea level. Views in all directions are stunning  while standing on the balcony. Looking to the left, a view on Sithonia , … Continue reading

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2094 – Ioannis Koukouzelis, singer and composer

Ioannis Koukouzelis or John Kukuzelis (Durrës, Albania 1280 –  Athos 1360) was a Byzantine medieval Orthodox Christian composer, singer and reformer of Orthodox Church music. Because of his singing abilities, he was called “Angel-voiced”. He was recognized as a saint by the Orthodox Church after his death. … Continue reading

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2088 – The path and stairs to the cave and chapel of St. Nelios

Looking down the path to Kavsokalivia is clearly visible. We came from there and I took the photo below from the cave and the chapel, high up the rock, while standing on this path. Watch the striking red trunks of … Continue reading

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2087 – Pilgrim portraits by Barry Oreck

In April 2019  we went to Athos with our dear friend from the US, Barry Oreck. It was for him the first time on the Holy Mountain. Sensing the special moments during our stay he made some beautiful portraits. After … Continue reading

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2071 – When nature takes over….

When we were walking in Kapsala we met a friendly man in the rain. He explained that it was not easy to find the correct road to Stavronikita. He went to get some water in a nearby house. When he … Continue reading

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2067 – The garden pulley of Simonos Petras

The gardens are located on terraces below the monastery. Wooden ladders connect the gardens with each other. The gardens from above. A garden worker is resting against the stone monastery wall. A monks is coming his way. Vegetables are lifted … Continue reading

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2066 – Crossing the Profitou Eliou stream

In between the monastery of Pantocratoros and the Skiti of Profitou Eliou is a nice path (red and dotted line on the map) slightly uphill. It will take 30 minutes to get to the former Russian skiti. In the low … Continue reading

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