Category Archives: Paleo Monastiro

2014 – Doors and windows by Theodosios Simonopetritis

As a reaction on posts 2011 and 2012 where I showed photo’s of doors and windows, monk and photographer Theodosios Simonopetritis mailed us a very nice collection of doors and windows made by himself. Here the doors of the wine cellar … Continue reading

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2011 – Doors

There are different types of doors to admire on the Holy Mountain. The important monastery main gate doors such as this one from Konstamonitou monastery who will be closed after the sun is set. A small rusted door at Koutloumousiou. … Continue reading

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1957 – the ‘new’ Paleo Monastiro part II

In post 1947 I presented my pictures of the newly renovated buildings and churches of the Paleo Monastiro, the old monastery of the Russians on Athos. I pointed out that the main church is relatively easy accessible, and we were … Continue reading

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1947 – the ‘new’ Paleo Monastiro

The largescale renovations of the Russian settlements on the Holy Mountain were announced a couple of years ago, knowing that in 2016 the special celebrations of Russians 1000 years on Athos would take place. Not only the main monastery Roussikon … Continue reading

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1946 – the hike from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro

On our first day of our 2017 pilgrimage to Athos we hiked from Roussikon to Paleo Monastiro, the old Roussikon. It is a 5,5 km hike over a dirt road, starting at sea level and ending at 455 meters. On the … Continue reading

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1402 – Paleo Monastiro by Barsky

With the drawing of Barsky made in 1744 we now can determine the exact position of Old Roussikon or Paleo Monastiro. The defense tower on the far left and the wall with an entrance gate is to be seen on … Continue reading

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1381 – Paleo Monastiro or old Roussikon

Vintage photo (1870?)of one of the first settlements of the Russians on Mount Athos, Paleo Monastiro or Old Roussikon, approximately 400 meters above Panteleimonos.  The white building is obviosly newly built. On the left,clearly,  a part of the old monastery … Continue reading

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