This time our trekking visit to Mount Athos (Agio(n) Oros in Greek) started from the east side, getting off the boat by Pantokratoros Monastery (you can see photos from a previous visit, here). We continued on the path by the seaside to the Stavronikita Monastery, one of the most beautiful and favourite ones. This time we continued to Iviron Monastery but spending a night there is always a must. Staying on the same path with some impressive views from the cliffs hanging above the sea, we reach Iviron Monastery, a huge, impressive building with attractive surrounding gardens. Continuing on the main road, we take the short path going up to Karakalou Monastery, our stop for the first night. On the second day, we started towards Filotheou Monastery, through a colourful path inside a dense forest and then we took the forest roads up to the highest part in the middle of Mount Athos before our decent to the west side. One big turn to the main road of the west side and suddenly we are in front of the mighty Simonopetra Monastery, a breathtaking view no matter how many times you see it. We go on the west side path again on the cliff above sea and we reach Grigoriou Monastery, our shelter for the second night. After an excellent fish dish on Sunday morning, we take a short walk around Grigoriou waiting for the main boat, which takes us out to Ouranoupoli.