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The best and most interesting transfer from a Monastery to another in Mt. Athos is by feet following paths. I took the shot from the path "Monastery of Pantokratora to Stavronikita Monastery", time: 1h, 30 min.

Stavronikita monastery (Greek: Μονή Σταυρονικήτα) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece, dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It is built on top of a rock near the sea near the middle of the eastern shore of the Athonite peninsula, located between the monasteries of Iviron and Pantokratoros. The site where the monastery is built was first used by Athonite monks as early as the 10th century. Stavronikita was the last to be officially consecrated as an Athonite monastery in 1536 and ranks fifteenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries and currently has 30 to 40 monks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavronikita_monastery

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