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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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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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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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