Tag Archives: Nelios

2107 – The most beautiful descent on Athos

The ancient footpaths of Athos are of an unprecedented beauty, that is a well-known fact. But what is the most beautiful stretch? The answer is not so easy. There are plenty of excellent candidates. In the category open landscapes I … 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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2042 – Mount Athos by Edward Lear: new site

Stephen Duckworth has completed a website on the 1856 travels of Edward Lear with all the beautiful drawings of the monasteries. This is the link to the website. Herman Voogd

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1682 – A detour to the harbour of Nelios

If your last day on Athos has arrived you have to take the ferry back to Ouranoupolis. A good advise is to take the ferry on its way to the ” village” of Kavsokalivia and not go directly to Ouranoupolis.  … Continue reading

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1528 – Nelios and Megali Sara

Arriving at the kellion Nelios we found nobody there. The kellion consists of a couple of houses on a plateau. The main house is restored not too long ago. We saw a new roof, walls and wood work. We had … Continue reading

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1519 – The marvelous marble path to the chapel of Agios Nelios/Nilos

Can a man fall in love with a path? The closest you can get is walking the paths of Mount Athos. The beauty lies not in their youth.  These paths are ancient. They plunge you into history.  They make you … Continue reading

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