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2132 – An eagles nest high on a cliff, Simonos Petras

The most iconic monastery on Athos is, no doubt about it, Simonos Petras. Built as an eagles nest high on a cliff, more than three hundred meters above sea level. Byron compared it to the Potala in Lhasa (Tibet) which … Continue reading

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1912 – May 10th: sunset at Ag. Basilou 

Yesterday in Chilandariou we went for a evening walk to Ag. Basiliou: an amazing place! And finally they removed the ugly and rusty scaffoldings at the South wall!Wim Voogd, 11/5

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