Mount Athos Pilgrim Maps
The Holy Mountain

Discover the mysteries of Mount Athos with these unique pilgrim maps showing all the ancient footpaths, monasteries and sketes on the Holy Mountain.

About our maps

1:25,000 scale map in booklet form and 1:50,000 scale double-sided waterproof map. Includes pilgrim paths, Monasteries and sketes, Profiles of key paths, Conditions, walking times and more.

These maps have been developed to encourage pilgrims to Mount Athos to use the ancient footpaths between the monasteries.

Mount Athos Pilgrim Map

In 1941 a relative of my wife was wounded in the battle of Crete, captured and sent to a prisoner-of-war hospital in Thessaloniki. He escaped and made his way on foot to the Holy Mountain.

For many months he was sheltered by the monks and then was able to escape and eventually found his way back to his unit in Syria.

He wrote a book about his experiences, called ‘Dare to be Free’. It was a best seller after the war.

In 2016, he decided to republish this book and I was asked to do the maps for it.