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.
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.
The last shelter before the final ascent onto Mount Athos – where pilgrims from all over the world meet for a
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.
Father Epifanios is checking the quality of the grapes rising from the soil of his cell of
In the chapel on the summit of Mount Athos liturgies are held regularly or spontaneously - particularly popular
Russian orthodox pilgrims.
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.
The summit of Mount Athos during sunrise – seen from a distance that needs two days to overcome.