Category Archives: maps

2130 – Looking at the Sporades

The monastery of  Simonos Petras is, as it were, glued to a mountainous rock of 330 meter above sea level. Views in all directions are stunning  while standing on the balcony. Looking to the left, a view on Sithonia , … Continue reading

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2106 – The Athos maps of Piri Reis

The author of this blog is our Athos friend Japetus, who is an expert on maps. Many thanks for this fine translation and interesting story. Piri Reis was an Ottoman admiral who, after having travelled all around the mediterranean and … Continue reading

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2068 – two old Athos maps and two (old) books

Sometimes beautiful treasures are not far away. Our fellow Athos pilgrim Jacques from Haarlem stumbled upon a second hand bookshop in Amsterdam, showing numerous Athos books in the window. When I visited the antiquarian bookshop last week the owner told … Continue reading

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1985 – The aqueduct of Iviron

The easter procession with the icon of the Panagia Portaitissa in 1917 with on the left, a  part of the aqueduct of Iviron.  The monks are about to pass the large arche of the structure. Notice also the scaffolding, to … Continue reading

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1966 – Ottoman maps of Agios Oros

 This old Ottoman map is on paper and part of a manuscript by Piri Reis on navigation. Very nice hand coloured map with the monasteries visible and the Island of Thasos on the right. Here is more information.  Athos on … Continue reading

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1960 – very detailed high res French army map 1939

A fragment of a new discovered map (thanks to Peter Howorth) made by the French army in 1939. Very detailed and rather accurate. Above three Russian buildings, on the left the monastery of Panteleimonos in the middle Paleomonasterio, here named … Continue reading

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1953 – the wild Mylopotamos river

This video (by Keliotes) of the Mylopotamos river near Filotheou is made yesterday. A lot of rain is recently fallen in Greece.On the very accurate and up to date Athos map of Peter Howorth (order at http://www.filathonites.org/) the course of the … Continue reading

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1795 – update online Athos map

With the help of the new Athos map  – as mentioned below in post 1794 – I updated the online Athos-map on Community Walk (also see Links in the right column of this blog). Wim Voogd, 21-02

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1794 – two new Athos maps – a review

Yesterday I received two recently published Athos maps by Filathonites. The maker is Peter Howorth from New Zealand. The map is also compiled by Roland Baetens from Belgium, a FoMA footpaths specialist and Dimitris Bakalis from Greece. John Arnell of FoMA … Continue reading

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1756 – New map of Mount Athos

There is a new map Mount Athos available . Water-  and rip- proof and The first highly accurate map of Mt Athos as is it stated on the map. This last part is not true because the first accurate map of … Continue reading

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