Sunday, May 30, 2010

0005 - Some of my favourite photos taken during my last trip to Agion Oros

This photo was taken on the way to Stavronikita Monastery. I'm not sure which kelli it used to be however it would have been quite a large settlement as this is one of two buildings. More on this kelli in future posts.

This photo is of Kaliagra ( Arsanas Koutloumousiou) from the beach path on the way to Iveron Monastery from Stavronikita.

A view of the path down to the coastal tower of Iveron Monastery. On the right is the kiosk just outside the main entrance of the Monastery.

Arguably, the best view of Mount Athos. This picture is taken from the courtyard outside the entrance of Stavronikita Monastery. In the bottom left corner of the photo is the chapel of St. Demetrios and the cemetery.

Two monks fishing at the base of the cliff face on which Stavronikita Monastery is built on.

I took this photo from the ferry on my way back to Ouranoupolis from Daphne. This elderly monk was watching the ferry pass by St. Panteleimonos Monastery (Rossikon).

1 comment:

  1. Incredible pictures. I am planning a visit to the Holy Mountain this summer and was planning on visiting Stavronikita Monastery. However, I have been unable to contact the monastery both by phone and by fax to make the required reservation.

    Any help would be very much appreciated!