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2221 – Palaiopyrgos: the tower of the lost monasteries of Xerokastrou and Calligrafou and more drone images by monk Theodosios

Monk Theodosios made some beautiful drone images of the northern part of Mt. Athos. Posts 2216, 2217 and 2219 covered the east coast, now we’ll take a closer look at the harbors and towers at the west coast. Here you … Continue reading

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2206 – postcards from Athos: part two

In part one – post 2205 – I showed you the postcards I found on the internet of Karyes and the first eight monasteries. In part two the next monastery is: 09 Sografou This is fourth postcard from Zepdji. Until … Continue reading

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2188 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957- 5

This post is the last in a series of five, with an overview of the pictures Cas Oorthuys made during his short visit to the Holy Mountain in July 1957. The source of the more than 800 copies of his … Continue reading

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2145 – The Konstamonitou Byzantine tower

On the accurate Barsky drawing from 1744 a Byzantine tower with the characteristic battlements is clearly visible, next to the entrance of Konstamonitou. On the photo of 1991 the tower is gone and replaced by a smaller one standing in … Continue reading

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2141 – From Dionysiou to Paulou in summer and winter

In the summer of 2011 we walked from Dionysiou to Paulou. The other way around as my brother Wim has described in the previous post (2140). In the winter of 2015 my friend Bas and I, together with our sons, … Continue reading

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2140 – the hike from Agiou Paulou to Dionysiou

This is a relatively short hike, only 3,3 km long, that takes about 1 hour walking. The setting is beautiful: leaving the Agiou Paulou monastery, with the majestic marble pyramid shaped peak of Mount Athos behind it. At 8 o’clock … Continue reading

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2127 – The mediaeval tower at the arsanas of Karakallou

Our taxibus that would take us to Karyes suddenly stopped for a sanitary stop by the side of the road. We took the opportunity to look around. We were close to the arsanas of Karakallou. We saw this impressive mediaeval … Continue reading

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2115 – the ‘fake’ tower above Karyes

Every pilgrim who has been in Karyes probably has seen this tower, in the hills high above the small town, at 645 meters high. In 2018 father Theodosius from Simonospetras took us for a trip over the Holy Mountain and … Continue reading

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2110 – more pictures of Ouranopolis

In addition to the last post 2109 about the Ouranopolis webcam, I want to add some old pictures of the village, that I found in my archive. The first one is from 1959, when the first car arrived in Ouranopolis: … Continue reading

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2109 – The Ouranoupolis webcam

Ouranoupolis webcam (again) It always make me feel good to get a glimpse of the Ouranoupolis harbour from where almost every boat to Mount Athos leaves. It reminds me of all the times, after getting the Athos passport, the Diamonitirion, … Continue reading

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