Tag Archives: monopati

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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1785 – Twenty monasteries in seven days: day 5, to Esfigmenou

This is the 5th episode of seven of the  Athos trip done by Goulven Le Goff and his brother Ivonig from Rennes, France made in May 2015. They visited all 20 monasteries in one week. Day 5 was another unpredictable … Continue reading

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1768 – The monopati from Cosma’s cave to Chilandariou (second day, third leg)

The first stretch of the monopati is densely forested. The small trees enclose the outside world with abundant foliage. A drizzle found its way through the leaves. There are many traces of wild boar along the path. The marks of … Continue reading

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1761 – An afternoon walk to Zografou. Day one, part three.

In the kiosk at the entrance of Vatopediou we received a detailed description of the walk to Zografou from a very friendly, hospitable monk. He houses as a guard in a little office just behind the entrance gate. He telephoned … Continue reading

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1756 – New map of Mount Athos

There is a new map Mount Athos available . Water-  and rip- proof and The first highly accurate map of Mt Athos as is it stated on the map. This last part is not true because the first accurate map of … Continue reading

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1741 – Monopati in Meteora

This summer I went with my wife, son and daughter to the Greek islands of Alonnisos and Skiathos . Skiathos means  shadow of Athos but we had sun all the time :). Returning to Thessaloniki we made a detour to … Continue reading

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1718 – Monopatia

Many footpaths (monopatia) are unfortunately replaced by dirt roads. But there are still many to choose from.  The photo’s are from 2009 till 2015.Near Vatopedi in the direction of Esfigmenou. One of the nicest examples of a footpath on the … Continue reading

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1698 – Athos trip 2014 on You Tube: arriving in …

Three short amateur videos, all shot at the moment of arriving in: 1. Skiti Prof. Eliou (Sept. 1st 2014) 2. kelli Timiou Stavrou (Sept. 2nd 2014) and 3. Moni Karakalou (Sept. 5th 2014). Wim Voogd, 18/3 (NB. For those who … Continue reading

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1674 – The little bridge between Grigoriou and Dionysiou

When we walked from Gregoriou to Dionysiou in the fresh snow on the last day of the year 2014 I recognized this tiny bridge. It was the third time I was here. This time I crossed the bridge with my … Continue reading

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1670 – The walk to Dionysiou

After the snow ball fight the peace was signed and we were off to Dionysiou. It was still the last day of the year. Some of the monks were worried about our walking plans. The path could be very slippery … Continue reading

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