ATHOS - Pictures

From the summit of Mount Athos a “pyramid” can be seen – yet only shortly after dawn so that its photo serves as proof for those who really did spend the night on the summit, just as tradition demands.

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The summit cross on top of Mount Athos which is towering at a height of 2033 meters over the peninsula - the ascent takes a whole day.

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The last shelter before the final ascent onto Mount Athos – where pilgrims from all over the world meet for a night.

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Father Gregorios preparing a saddle for the final ascent to the summit of Mount Athos – just as this travel has been carried out for hundreds of years: on mules.

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Father Epifanios is checking the quality of the grapes rising from the soil of his cell of Mylopotamus.

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In the chapel on the summit of Mount Athos liturgies are held regularly or spontaneously - particularly popular among
Russian orthodox pilgrims.

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The graveyard of Magisti Lavra only serves as a temporary – after a few years, the bones will be excavated and finally stored in the charnel house for eternity.

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The summit of Mount Athos during sunrise – seen from a distance that needs two days to overcome.

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