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1800 – Inside Pantocratoros (day three, first intermezzo)

When we entered Pantocratoros after our stroll from Vatopediou, we found the monastery in deep rest. We conquered the monastery without being noticed. Nobody in the courtyard. The church was closed. Opposite the church we heard the sound of dishes. … 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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1501 – The destroyed (1968) guesthouse in Panteleimonos

The room in 1908 with the large Monstera deliciosa plant. The guesthouse in 1918 by Frenchman Millet. The same room in february 1917 when the French Russian troups left the peninsula. Officers and monks.1917-18 photo by French “Aviateur”. Details of … Continue reading

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1107 – book: Mount Athos by John Julius Norwich, Reresby Sitwell and A. Costa

It was an extremely pleasant coincidence that I was able to buy one of the classic books about the Holy Mountain. (The book was announced in blog nr.852). The book, coffee table sized, describes the trip to Athos the illustrious … Continue reading

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852 – book: Mount Athos by John Julius Norwich and Reresby Sitwell

MOUNT ATHOS BY JOHN JULIUS NORWICH AND RERESBY SITWELL. WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHORS AND A. COSTA. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. First Edition. From the Dust Jacket: “Mount Athos is a land of monks and hermits where no … Continue reading

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