Mount Athos, Greece

Photographs depicting Thomas Whittemore's trip to Mount Athos, Greece, in May of 1923

In May of 1923, Whittemore accompanied scholars from The American School of Classical Studies at Athens on a cruise through the Greek isles.  During the voyage, he and friend George D. Pratt traveled to several monasteries on Mount Athos, in order to deliver food and supplies to impoverished Russian and Bulgarian monks following the Russian Revolution. In addition to those images documenting the relief mission, this gallery contains photographs taken at various sites in Greece during the cruise. For more information, see Who Was Thomas Whittemore?

 

Exhibit Items

Group of monks in the courtyard behind the church

St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Monks eating in the refectory (interior of the Trapeza, looking north)

St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Monks eating in the refectory (interior of the Trapeza, looking west)

St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Group portrait with the Abbot in the middle

St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Group portrait with Protos and the monastic government

Karyes, Holy Synod, Mount Athos, Greece

Group portrait

Great Lavra Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Portrait of Heleyum

Vatopedi Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Four seated monks, Thomas Whittemore (left), and George D. Pratt (right)

St. Panteleimon Monastery (?), Mount Athos, Greece

Monks and the Abbot standing on the exterior stairway

Zographou Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Katholikon, interior looking east

Esphigmenou Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Terrace of Lions

Delos, Greece

View of harbor

Santorini (Thera), Greece

View of harbor

Santorini (Thera), Greece

Tower of King Milutin, view from northwest

Chilandari Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

Bridge over Asopos River

near Karytaina, Greece

View of Asopos River

near Karytaina, Greece

View of Delphi

Delphi, Greece

Bridge over Asopos River

near Karytaina, Greece

View of Mistra

Mistra, Greece