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2193 – Lockdown Athos: update, now extended until March 15 2021

update: new extention of the lock-down on the 1st of March: until the 15 th of March 2021! The monastic community of Mount Athos announced on Friday it will extend a ban on visitors or pilgrims until February 28, as … Continue reading

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2049 – a report from two Dutch pilgrims of their Athos visit in May 2019

We (Yke and Wouter Bakker, father & son) arrived on May 4 in Ouranoupolis after our flight from Schiphol to Thessaloniki for our second visit to Athos. We visited Athos before in May 2015. We heard that because of strong … Continue reading

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2048 – the news today 5/5: access to Athos (almost) impossible because of strong winds

Two pilgrims from Holland just sent me this picture of desperate pilgrims at the Athos border near Ouranopolis, who are trying to get permission to enter the Holy Mountain by land. Today, 5/5/2019, the boats are not allowed to embark … Continue reading

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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 pier in Ouranoupolis remains empty and no boats are te be seen. It … Continue reading

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