1772 – Vatopedi boathouses

vatopedi 1870 arsanasOn our 2015 trip we approached the Holy Mountain by boat from Ierissos . We sat foot on land at the Vatopedi harbour (arsanas). The boat docked at the peer you see above. This early photograph is taken in 1870.  While standing on the peer I made some pictures of the boathouses and storagebuildings on the waterfront.
vatopedi arsVatopedi boathouses.
vatopedi arsanas
Boathouses with on top of the hill the ruins of the Athonite Academy.
vatopedi storage
The storagebuildings lower part is build in 1820, the top of this building is from a later date (after 1870) as the other type of bricks and the vintage photo show.

vatopedi 1820                          vatopedi storage pagan
The main entrance of the storagebuilding on the other side. An ancient stone with a bull was used to decorate the wall. Maybe this part came from the pre-christian city of  Charadria (mentioned by Strabon) which was probably located near Vatopedi. See the reaction of Claudiu on this in the comment below.
vato boathouse 1870
Again Vatopedi in 1870 with the large boathouse and chapel. In 2009 I photographed it from the road.
vato 09
The boathouse and chapel in 2009 were almost in ruins. But in 2015  they were restoring the place.
Vato 15
2015: The building are being restored.

Text and photo’s Herman Voogd

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One Response to 1772 – Vatopedi boathouses

  1. Claudiu says:

    “Maybe this part came from the pre-christian city of Charadria (mentioned by Strabon) which was probably located near Vatopedi.” Wrong!

    Please, read here: http://www.buciumul.ro/2015/07/03/stefan-cel-mare-si-sfant-si-muntele-athos/

    “Among the donors who supported the Vatopedi Monastery Sea – the second in a hierarchical after the Great Lavra, is Stephen the Great and Holy (1472-1496). He built PIRG (tower defense) and arsanaua church on the waterfront. On this special stone wall with three floors to this day is observed digging a marble votive painting and a Greek inscription. The painting depicts închinând Stephen the Great crowned Virgin Mary with Child in her arms a church. At the bottom of the emblem is observed Moldova, head of bison and 1496.”

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