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2248 – the Dafni building complex of Simonospetras – part 2

In part 1 of this post I showed you the exterior and interior of the Church of All Saints. In this post we wil take a closer look at some of the other buildings, starting with the building that is … Continue reading

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2247 – the Dafni building complex of Simonospetras – part 1

It has been three years since we last visited the Holy Mountain. Due to the coronavirus, the lockdowns in the world and extra precautions that applied to Athos, no pilgrims were allowed to come. But this summer Athos will finally … Continue reading

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2239 – 2022/2023: large scale renovation activities on Athos

According this source Mount Athos will be transformed into a construction site the coming period. The renovations should be completed in December 2023.  They have been planned in the Operational Program “Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020” of ΕΣΠΑ (NSRF). Twenty … Continue reading

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2226 – photos from buildings to be renovated in Dafni

One of our readers Vlado Bespalov was so kind share the pictures he took in October 2021 of the buildings belonging Simonospetras in Dafni. The are to be renovated and the work is already in progress: The old buildings in … Continue reading

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2185 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-2

The second contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Karyes, the Protaton church, and pictures of men (with the writer A. den Doolaard?) on the road with mules, probably going from Karyes … Continue reading

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2001 – The katholikon of Panteleimonos in one century

1917 French army photographer Millet.1918 French army photographer Fernand Cuville. 19441948 La sainte Montagne1969 Jan Paul ten Bruggencate. A year before, in 1968, a big fire destroyed the entrance section  and the guesthouse and left half of the monastery in … Continue reading

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1946 – the hike from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro

On our first day of our 2017 pilgrimage to Athos we hiked from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro, the old Roussikon. It is a 5,5 km hike over a dirt road, starting at sea level and ending at 455 meters. On the … Continue reading

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1646 – Filotheou September 2014

On our hike to Kelli Timiou Stavrou we passed the Filotheou monastery: The gate with a van with watermelons – karpousi (photo 1). The first we noticed that many building activities took place. Here you see building Z, H M1 … Continue reading

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