Postcard from Ouranoupolis a Greek fishing village

The traditional Greek fishing village of Ouranoupolis in Halkidiki is the gateway to Mount Athos. Pilgrims congregate here collecting long arranged visas and waiting for the ferry to the peninsula. If travelling during the holy week of Easter a stop at one of the restaurants for a ‘last meal’ before fasting on “The Holy Mountain” has become a tradition too. …

Postcard from Mount Athos, A friendly monastery

Mount Athos, Greece has many monasteries, but spending a few days at the Mylopotamos ‘cell’ with Father Epiphanios is special. This is one of the small individual cells which have just two monks living there. There are a number of twin rooms for guests and whilst the setting is superb it is the hospitality which sets it apart. Welcoming pilgrims …