Today I will guide you through the courtyard of Vatopedi, showing 19 pictures I shot on 23th September 2013. On the plan below yoy can see where the photos were taken. Let’s start right behind the Katholicon (A), picture number 1 on the plan above Photo 2: from the stairs, in the direction of nr 3 and building H, a wing with cells, a pharmacy (K2) and the tower of Kantakuzinos E – gamma. 3: the small courtyard with the hospital wing (K), a fountain (B1) and the chapel of Panteleimon (t) photo 4/5: the half round stairs towards the tower of the Transfiguration of Christ (E a) and defensive walls (E1). The red building left is the chapel (alpha) of Anargyri (Cosmas & Damian) At number 6: the H building (monks cells) with two chapels, one on the lower level, Agios Minas (mu), and one on the higher level, Agios Theodori (labda) photo 7: the H building, monks cells. Behind the trees the chapel of the Holy Girdle – Zoni (beta) photo 7a: the Zoni chapel and the bell tower photo 8: another view a the centre of the courtyard, the bell tower (A1) and the bakery – prosforeio – on the right (gamma 3) nr 9: a fountain (B1) and the Zoni chapel (beta)
photo nr 10: both buildings on foreground (left and right – M and M1) are cellars for food. The right building used to be a treasury, nowadays the museum is at Z1 – 19. In the far end you can see stairs running up to a chapel. This chapel has two levels: the lower level is of Agios Georgios (chi) and the upper level is of Agios Andreas (phi). The red building to the right of the chapels is the guest dining room (gamma-a).