Category Archives: history

2149 – random photos in chronological order – no 4

I will start this post with four photographs from the first (?) Athos bus, a Mercedes Benz, that arrived on Athos during the millenium celebrations in 1963. This picture is at the arsanas of Iviron dates from this period. On … Continue reading

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2146 – random photos and articles in chronological order – no 1

As you probably know, I occasionally roam the internet looking for Athos photos or publications. Today I found some time to show you some of my findings, beginning with the oldest: 1668 This is a page from a Dutch book, … Continue reading

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2133 – Χριστός ἀνέστη in 2020! Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen!

It must be one of most exceptional Easter celebrations on The Holy Mountain. For the first time (ever?) no pilgrims attended the services because of the Corona lock down in the world. I remember the year 1986, 34 years ago … Continue reading

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2116 – historical photographs of Karyes courtyards

The last two photographs in the previous post show us the small courtyard-garden that lies behind the shops/restaurant at the bus stop in Karyes. Monk Theodosios shared a few historical pictures, with images of what can be the same spot: … Continue reading

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2114 – F.W. Hasluck’s visit to Athos in 1911

In post 525 we payed attention to the book of Frederick W. Hasluck, student, librarian and assistant director of the British School at Athens, who travelled to Mount Athos in 1911. He produced 130 images in total, and they came … Continue reading

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2110 – more pictures of Ouranopolis

In addition to the last post 2109 about the Ouranopolis webcam, I want to add some old pictures of the village, that I found in my archive. The first one is from 1959, when the first car arrived in Ouranopolis: … Continue reading

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2108 – the YMCA excursion to Athos in 1925

In 1925 mr. P. Roccos, the religious secretary of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) from Thessaloniki, organized an excursion to Mount Athos with 45 of its members. The trip took place during Easter 1925, from 17 to 24 April. … Continue reading

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2097 – Monastery of Agiou Paulou

18th century drawing by Barsky. The name Paulou came probably from Paul Xeropotamites founder of Xeropotamou monastery. Paulou started as a small dependance of this monastery but was not important enough to be mentioned in the Typikon of 1046. Two … Continue reading

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2090 – “The beauty of the Mountain, which remains, in my experience, the loveliest piece of scenery in all the universe.” About Steven Runciman

The men on this picture were shown before, in the post about the painter Derek Hill. Now we shift our focus to Steven Runciman. An interesting man who travelled for the last time to the Holy Mountain when he had … Continue reading

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2086 – Agiou Paulou monastery: the pavilion of Princess Mara

One of the more physical proofs that there has been a woman on Athos is the Pavilion of Princess Mara, born in 1416 and a daughter of a Serbian monarch Đurađ (George) Branković . She married Ottoman Sultan Murad II for … Continue reading

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