Category Archives: women

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 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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1222 – Women on Mount Athos by Joe Lockard

Holy Misogyny, article by Joe Lockard 24 may 2011: “One of the more astonishing moments among autobiographies I have read appears in Maryse Choisy’s Un Mois Chez les Hommes (1929). In preparation for a visit to Mount Athos, the long peninsula … Continue reading

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1040 – Women on Athos

The fact that women on Athos are not allowed caught the attention of the European Parliament. You can find many questions of members of the European parliament on the official site of the EU. Most of them in relation with … Continue reading

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962 – Art: Spyros Papaloukas

Spyros Papaloukas has a prominent place among great Greek painters of the past century. Alongside with his paintings, he decorated several churches, including the famous Cathedral of Amfissa (1927-1932). He made works on Mount Athos in the period: 1923-1935. Here … Continue reading

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922 – Facebook group: Allow women to….

Women against the avaton. hv

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918 – Svetlana Medvedev visits Athos by boat

Last Friday the 6th of november, Svetlana Medvedev, Russia’s first lady, booked a trip of 4.5 hours on the Johanna boat, starting in Ouranopolis. The boat stopped near Dafni some 500 meters from the cost and a boat with a … Continue reading

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912 – Marble chair in Vatopedi

Painting by Theodore Jacques Rallis born in 1852). The location is the exo-narthex of the church of Vatopedi. Detail. Keliotes found the picture of the painting because the painting is on auction by Bonham, England. Thanks Keliotes. Color photograph by … Continue reading

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