This substantial three-part work, published in 2000, provides a topographical, architectural and photographic record and survey of each Byzantine and Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos in Greece. The results of the long-term project are published in three fascicules. The first book introduces the project and each of the twenty monastic foundations. The photographic record, in full colour, is presented in the second fascicule, called “photocraphic documentation of landscapes and monasteries”. Over thirty flights were made by helicopter between 1965 and 1989 to shoot the areal pictures. The final part comprises the Atlas itself, publishing maps of the Peninsula of Athos and topographical plates which present elevations and plans of these important buildings. The first fascicule is in English, the second is in Greek, German, English and Russian.
The three books are for sale on the internet or in antique bookshops for appr. € 195,00.
Mylonas found some interesting paintings and pictures of the Russian Panteleimon monastery or Roussikon, Paleomonasterio and Chromitsa, which I will show here:
1835 (?): the small church and the buildings on the right are the remains of the Monydrion (Small monastery), that disappeared later. In the left one can see the old bell-tower, the old trapeza and the wing from 1817.