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2122 – The old pilgrimage routes to the Holy Mountain

This old map from a German book dated 1934 makes it clear that the pilgrim’s  route to the Holy Mountain started in Ierissos. There were two possibilities, the eastern route to Vatopedi, Iviron and eventually Lavra and the route that … Continue reading

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1916 – Wolves on the peninsula: proof

We walked from Esfigmenou to Karyes, Marouda over the ridge (The Way of the Bey). Mostly monopatia, only a short intermission with a dirt road. The dirtroad overrules the path just after Stavros, where the routes from Esfigmenou and Chilandariou … Continue reading

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307 – Legend of the Twelve

When greek writer George Zarkadakis was in the monastery of Paulou (photo by hv, may 2007) he heard this story: You know the legend of the Twelve? asked father -Ioakim as we waited for the weather to change in the … Continue reading

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