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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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1396 – a visit to Chromitsa 2011 nr 5: wine tasting by Tsantali

The main goal to our visit to Chromitsa was a winetasting at the Tsantali winery. Mr Christos Bitsios, the Tsantali manager who kindly showed us around and explained us everything about the history of the Tsantali company and the Chromitsa … 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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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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615 – Beardless youths

Photo by Athos memory. Tenth-century regulations for the Lavra and for Athos in general forbid the use of female animals, but specifically exclude only beardless men and eunuchs. “Children in Byzantine Monasteries” Richard Greenfield Many, perhaps a majority, of those … Continue reading

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