Tag Archives: Wim2019

2129 – a close look at Agiou Paulou monastery 1

In post 2015 I ended my photo report with a picture of the Agiou Paulou monastery. Today we will take a closer look at the exterior of the monastery, starting with a plan of the monastery from Mylonas, made in … Continue reading

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2105 – the hike from Panaghia to Agiou Pavlou

On October 1st we started climbing down the Holy Mountain at 8 o’clock in the morning. We were not in a hurry, after climbing to the top earlier that day. To reach Agiou Pavlou monastery took us 6,5 hours, including … Continue reading

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2098 – Panaghia and the hike to the peak of Mount Athos

It took us 5 hours to walk from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge (see post 2095) and we arrived at one o’clock PM. We planned to arrive as early as possible, hoping to get a place to sleep in the … Continue reading

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2095 – the hike from Kavsokalivia to Panaghia refuge

Our main goal during our 2019 pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain was to reach the top of Mount Athos. We decided to do the climb in two stages: day one from Kavsokalivia to the Panaghia refuge and day two the … Continue reading

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2086 – Agiou Paulou monastery: the pavilion of Princess Mara

One of the more physical proofs that there has been a woman on Athos is the Pavilion of Princess Mara, born in 1416 and a daughter of a Serbian monarch Đurađ (George) Branković . She married Ottoman Sultan Murad II for … Continue reading

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2082 – Athos pilgrimage 2019: the hike from Prodromou to Kavsokalivia

Planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain is a necessity. Not only you’ll have make reservations for a place to sleep in a monastery or skete, you will also have book your trip by boat for Ouranopoli to Dafni and … Continue reading

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2078 – film: the hike from Panaghia refuge to the top of Mount Athos 2019

Wim Voogd, 6/10

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2075 – the top of Mount Athos, 1st of October

Tuesday morning October 1st we started at 5.00 pm our hike to the summit from the refuge Panaghia. The sky was clear, the view was fantastic and the sunrise magnificant! Wim, 3-10 (top photo by Gert Jan Wiekart)

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2065 – the legend of Fathers Jacobos and Gervasios from Simonospetras

On our way to Athos in September 2018 we payed a visit to the monastery of Ormylia- a beautiful stopover near Polygyros on your way to Ouranopolis -where we kindly were welcomed by Sister Prosdoki. The Ormylia monastery is only … Continue reading

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2055 – Xenofontos, photos of the surroundings and the outside of the monastery

Today I will show pictures of the outside of Xenofontos monastery. The plan below is drawn in 1980 by Mylonas. As you can see on the aerial below, which I took in 2017, the layout of monastery has undergone some … Continue reading

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