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1695 – When the waves are too high

When there is too much wind the ferries and taxiboats are not allowed to sail to the arsanas (harbours) of the Athos peninsula. In that case the peer in Ouranoupolis remains empty and no boats are te be seen. It … Continue reading

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1652 – the kelli Timiou Stavrou of father David – 1

In post 1300 I showed you our visit to this large former Ukrain kelli in 2012. Father David insisted to pay another visit to his kelli and on September 2nd 2014 we finally had the chance to see him again. It … Continue reading

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1643 – How about transport to Athos when it is storming?

When the waves are as high as this (Dafni by Giannis Keliotes) the ferries won’ t sail to the harbours of Dafni or the monasteries. But is this also the case with the much smaller boattaxi or is it possible … Continue reading

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1315 – forest fires extinguished thanks to heavy rains last night!

At midnight last night – 00.00 h. – a heavy thunder storm broke out, just at the spot where the fires were burning and the water was needed, see chart below! You can call it a miracle, because other parts … Continue reading

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1130 – Unprecedented storm hit the north of Mt. Athos

Bad weather over Vatopediou 1997. An unprecedented storm hit the north of Mt. Athos on Oktober 28th, with a rainfall of an intensity and duration, that will not even remember the old monks. Brooks turned into deep rivers. In the midst … Continue reading

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