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1432 – different pictures from the top of Mount Athos

As I told you in previous posts, the Facebook site of Haritopoulos provides us with many special pictures of Athos. Here are some of the top at 2033 meters: Greek soldiers and men with the Greek flag 1910/20? The same … Continue reading

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1416 – Simonos Petras as seen from the summit

On the top of Mount Athos you can spot Simonas Petras monastery (red arrow). Photo by hv  This how it looks the other way around. Photo by Theodossios of Simonopetra, monk.         This is the right spot on one of the … Continue reading

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1403 – Bird on the summit

When we reached the top of Mount Athos in 2011 I managed again to take a shot of the only leaving creature who lives permanently on the 2026 meter high summit: The Blue Rock Thrush In 2007 I took this … Continue reading

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1392 – At the top

Monks  and pilgrims on the summit (2026 m.)  of Mount Athos in 1935. Four pilgrims at the top in 2008. It is a special moment at sunset because you see the pyramid shaped shadow of the mountain in the sea. … Continue reading

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1376 – The top of Mount Athos

Begin october 2011 Peter, Jacques, Wim, Bas en Herman from Holland walked in app. 10/11 hours to the summit of Mount Athos afterwards returning to Skite Anna. Two started the trip from Skiti Prodromou. Three of us began the hike … Continue reading

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1336 – the top of Mount Athos

In my last post (1331) about our trip to Athos in October 2011 I showed you how we climbed the mountain in 3,5 hours. Today we will take a closer look at the building activities and I will try to … Continue reading

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1331 – the climb to the top of Mount Athos

As I told you in post 1223 we arrived at the Stavros junction at 11 o’clock. I decided to give it a try and together with pilgrim Peter we took the path that leads to the top. The path to … Continue reading

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1295 – climb to the top: the Panaghia chapel and the new chapel

Fremaki asked us about the condition of the Panaghia chapel, where you spend a night in a guestroom. The photos I took half a year ago speak for themselves: The newly renovated Panaghia refuge A relatively clean room with iron … Continue reading

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353 – Books: John Athelstan Riley 1887

Athelstan Riley, Athos or the mountain of the monks published 1887. The whole text of the book is online. Here follows his interesting account of the ascent to the summit in 1883: So away we rode, the Archbishop, O (= … Continue reading

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293 – Metamorphosis Sotiros

Inside the chapel on the summit of mount Athos, may 2007 HV and JZ. Foto: HS Watercolour by Jan Abels of the same interior in 1996. See also nr. 289. hv

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