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1949 – Tsipras, the avaton and other politics

According to a Flemish website, called Kerknet, the avaton on Athos is threatened by a Greek law considering gender (October 15th 2017). The avaton is the ban of women on the Holy Mountain. Prime Minister Tsipras in happier times visits … Continue reading

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1760 – lecture about women and Athos by Veronica Della Dora

The portrait of Olga Papaloukas with Karyes as background painted by her husband Spyros. On November 10, 2015, Veronica della Dora, Chair of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, will give a lecture in the American School of Classical Studies … Continue reading

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1350 – Drawings from a sketchbook by Mary Newbold Singer Sargent

This drawing is made in 1904 by Mary Newbold Singer Sargent (1826–1906).   She was an amateur artist but the mother of the famous American painter John Singer Sargent. This sketchbook is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art … Continue reading

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1349 – Female journalist in Ouranoupolis

Guardian journalist Dawn Foster writes about women and Athos. Here is a part of her article. Read the complete article here. Plotting to get on the peninsula doesn’t get me very far. In order to enter Athos, you must apply … Continue reading

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1306 – Queen Olga (and King George I) intend to visit Athos in 1913

According to this article from the first of February 1913 King George intended to visit Mount Athos, together with his Russian wife Olga, not long after the Ottoman rule of Athos ended in 1912 (after 500 years!). The same article … Continue reading

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1302 – Dutch newspaper article from 1938: Alika Diplarakou on Athos and the 80-year old man, who never saw a woman in his live!

Today I found this article about Athos (and lot more!) from 23th of May 1938, published in a newspaper “De Sumatra Post”. It discribes the story of the Greek beauty queen and miss Europe, Alika Diplarakou, who illegally entered Athos … Continue reading

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1238 – again: Women on Athos?

Vasilis showed me this article published today, from Sasa Milosevic, a journalist of Huffingtonpost.com. The article does not give us a lot of new information about the subject, but it does lead to us to some interesting links concerning the “women on … Continue reading

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