Note: All distances given (in metres) should be taken as approximate. The route described is liable to unpredictable change: for example, forestry work, road or track construction and plant growth may alter the route, or its appearance. Signposts may disappear or new ones appear. The Friends of Mount Athos strives to keep this description correct and up to date but cannot take responsibility for its accuracy.
L = Left; R = Right; KSO = Keep straight on;
FP = Footpath; K = Kalderimi (stone-paved FP or mule track)
|Walk (m)||And then . . .|
|0||Leave gate of the abandoned Skete of Agios Dimitrios. Descend on K and cross stream. FP (K) then ascends and bends L.|
|360||Arrive at Kellion Genniseos Theotokou. KSO
on descending FP parallel to fence. FP follows couse of stream
|920||FP emerges at track. Turn R along track parallel to river bank.|
|260||At junction, KSO.|
|80||Turn L onto FP.|
|120||FP emerges at track. Turn R along track with orchard on R.
After end of orchard, bear R at fork, uphill, with stone wall on R. Vatopedi Monastery soon visible ahead.
|560||Track joins from L and K road joins from R just before covered well on R. KSO.|
|100||Arrive at the gate of Vatopedi Monastery.|