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1687 – On our way to the Holy Monastery Paulou

When we departed from Dionysiou late in the morning of the new year a very social cat followed us for about a kilometre. He jumped from footstep to footstep which we had left in the snow. A lot of snow … Continue reading

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1678 – A walk around Dionysiou

We received a warm and friendly welcome in the guest house of Dionysiou. It was good to be in a monastery after the walk from Grigouriou in the snow. We had a spicy discussion with another guest about our walking … Continue reading

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1676 – Oranges in a white world

Oranges, we eat them a lot but we never seen them growing on trees in Western Europe. The association with oranges is for us summer, not winter or snow. Nevertheless there were plenty of oranges, mandarin and lemons in Nea … 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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1664 – The “battle” of Gregoriou

After service and breakfast the elder monks returned to their rooms. It still was the start of the last day of the year. The young ones lingered in the snow. When one monk started the fight from the balcony, the … Continue reading

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1663 – The peaceful beginning of the last day of the year

The snow had come as predicted. It was quite a pack. Icicles were formed during the night. It was not very cold. Around freezing probably. The visibility was quite limited. The mountainous backdrop was invisible. It was still snowing lightly … Continue reading

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1660 – The day the colour disappeared from Mount Athos.

We arrived on the 30th of December at Grigoriou Monastery. It was already quite late in the afternoon but we decided to make the hike to Simonos Petras, the most iconic monastery on the peninsula, resembling so much the Potala … Continue reading

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1659 – Entering Dionysiou in the snow

The last day of the year 31 december 2014. Coming from Grigoriou we walked to Dionysiou after it snowed all night (30/31th dec 2014). We did it carefully,  step by step in sometimes 30 cm snow. It was beautiful. hv

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1658 – From Dionysiou to Paulou in the snow

This lovely cat followed us for a while on our way to Paulou/Nea Skiti on the first day of the year 2015.

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