Category Archives: 02 Vatopedi

2257 – a drone footage of the Athonias Academy

Wim Voogd, (again) thanks to Monk T, ever so helpfull for beautiful content!

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2256 – the ruins of the Athonias or Athonite academy

The Athonias was founded in 1749 and the first building was erected on the top of a hill northeast of Vadopedi, where its imposing ruins still exist today. In the beginning it was well known because of the progressive educational methods … Continue reading

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2254 – FoMa footpath team 2022 – part 1: from Ouranopolis to Dafni and Vatopedi

“No pilgrimage to Athos for me this year, or so I thought”, because at the beginning of 2022 it turned out that traveling to Athos was still difficult, because of the protective measures to prevent the Corona virus from spreading … Continue reading

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2251 – Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas in Vatopedi -1928/30

On my last journey to Athos in September/October 2022 I spend one day in Thessaloniki. Because we published the photos of the photographer Boissonnas earlier on this weblog (1485), I made a visit to this small museum MOmus on the … Continue reading

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2223 – Corona on Mount Athos: update 8 / 08-05-2022

Update 8 – 08/05/2022: our Athos friend Vasilis visited Athos during Easter. From his Facebookpage we learn that although in Greece most corona measures have been abolished, a quick Covid test still is mandatory before entering the Pilgrims Bureau (Grafio) … Continue reading

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2205 – postcards from Athos: part one

Sending a postcard home was in former days a way to let friends and family know where you have been and a pilgrimage to Athos is no exception to this tradition. As early as 1905 the first postcards from Athos … Continue reading

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2190 – Markos Kampanis: new artwork

Greek artist, Markos Kampanis who made the large mural at the entrance of Vatopedi monastery have made two new paintings on wood for the new building of the (non-religious) Administration of Mount Athos in Karyes. The artworks will be placed … Continue reading

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2184 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957 -1

Already 12 years ago I expressed my wishes to show you more about the journey of one of the most famous Dutch photographers, Cas Oorthuys, to the Holy Mountain, together with the Dutch writer A. den Doolaard (link to my … Continue reading

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2183 – The stairway to the guestrooms of Vatopedi

This nice photograph is from the book Tour de Grece by Amadee Ozenfant from 1938. The heavily packed mules just passed the main entrance and came a long way over the monopati, probably from Karyes. In the background the stairs … Continue reading

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2159 – The fast-walking monk from Vatopedi

On our way to Vatopedi in 2019 we suddenly were caught up by a very fast walking monk that raced past us. Of course we tried to have a chat but he turned his head smiling and told us, in … Continue reading

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