The Pantokrator Monastery is located near the Monastery of Stavronikita. The monastery was founded about 1357 by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios. They are buried at the monastery. Their monastery was built on the ruins of monastery of Ravdouchou that had been plundered by pirates during the years of Frankish occupation after the Latin conquest of Constantinople in 1204.
The katholikon within the monastery walls, which dates from the fourteenth century, is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Due to a paucity of space the church is small. It is of Athonite style and has frescos painted by artists of the Macedonian school. The murals were restored in 1854 by the painter Mathaeos of Naousa.
The refectory was built in 1841. The monastery also has eight chapels within its walls and seven more around the monastery placed among the many hermit huts. The skete of the Prophet Elijah also belongs to the Pantokrator monastery.
Pantokrator monastery was seriously damaged by a fire in 1773 and was repaired by the vestry keeper Kyrillos. Damage from a 1948 fire was repaired by the Restoration Service.
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HimalAnda (8452) 2012-03-22 12:56
A very nice light, a perfect composition, a beautiful place... And you took a very good picture, congratulations.
mesutilgim (79256) 2012-03-22 13:17
Hello dear Vasilis,
Amazing capture from this monastery of Athos on sea level.
Very good pov and perfect layout.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Gigidusud (13151) 2012-03-22 13:22
Beautiful landscape and architecture.Good POV,nice colors and light.
Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-22 14:02
a picturesque view with beautiful composition and I like the romantic details and the POV, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
cornejo (27345) 2012-03-22 14:10
Γεια σου Βασίλη, εξαιρετική και υπέροχη φωτογραφία αυτού του όμορφου τόπου. Όμορφη εικόνα πλαισιώνεται ωραία και πραγματοποιείται με την τεχνική εμπειρογνωμοσύνη, υπέροχη δουλειά φίλε μου, συγχαρητήρια. Καληνύχτα και ευτυχισμένη Σαββατοκύριακο. TFS.
Τις καλύτερες ευχές μου.
Hello Vasilis, excellent and lovely photo of this beautiful place. Beautiful picture nicely framed and carried out with technical expertise, lovely work my friend, congratulations. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
dip (23510) 2012-03-22 14:19
Γειά σου Βασίλη,
υπέροχη η φωτογραφία της Μ.Παντοκράτορος!
φωτισμός,χρώματα,οξύτητα και καδράρισμα,όλα άψογα,
ciakgiak (30403) 2012-03-22 14:25
Che posto! Una vera meraviglia, la nitidezza, la luce ed i colori sono davvero stupefacenti.
Un caro saluto.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-03-22 15:22
When I see the dream situation of this monastery, I wonder why I did not become a monk. I wish I had the same quality of life. The picture is superb, with a light no less excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mauro61 (52623) 2012-03-22 15:35
molto bello questo tratto di costa illuminato dal sole con il villaggio arroccato con la vista sul mare.
Belli e naturali i colori,
carlo62 (26722) 2012-03-22 15:47
posto magnifico e ben fotografato, una vera e propria bellezza sia storica che naturale.
lousat (71321) 2012-03-22 15:53
Hi Vasilis,the perfect capture from the best point of view,really a magnificent place to builth a monastery,close to the beach! Great architechture and super quality of sharpness and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33081) 2012-03-22 18:30
What a lovely shot of nature and amazingly beautiful landscaping of coastline and architecture of the top of the hill. Beautiful colors, sharpness, fantastic POV and DOF as well. Perfectly well done. Like it. Awesome.
All the best,
InasiaJones (31230) 2012-03-22 18:55
You took advantage of this distant point-of-view to present this monastery in an awesome way. Some of the buildings are properly lit, but the angle of the sun creates shadows on a large part of the complex.
Still, I found your photo beautiful, as there is a lot of contrasts and a sense of dimension. The part allowed for the sea is perfect and balanced the composition.
SnapRJW (28774) 2012-03-22 23:03
Hello Vasilis - You have captured such a lot of lovely detail in this well composed and executed shot. Your POV allows us to see the location of the monastery in its attractive natural environment. Good light highlights the beauty of the place. Nice job. Warm regards rosemary
jjcordier (72548) 2012-03-22 23:29
Belle photo de ce monastère joliment éclairé et idéalement placé au bord de la mer.
baddori (19157) 2012-03-23 0:12
La foto mostra chiaramente , in un contesto di panorama mozzafiato, la costruzione che da fortezza è divenuto monastero.
Rafforza la visione della Grecia terra di confine....
danos (82615) 2012-03-23 0:30
Βασίλη γεια σου,
πολύ όμορφη και εντυπωσιακή η πανοραμική θέα του Μοναστηριού του Παντοκράτορα με το ζεστό απογευματινό φως να κάνει το όλο σκηνικό ακόμα πιό εντυπωσιακό.Παρά την απόσταση λήψης, οι λεπτομέρειες και η οξύτητα της φωτογραφίας είναι εξαιρετικές.
kordinator (14829) 2012-03-23 1:10
Hello dear Vasilis
Fantastic view on Pantokrator monastery.
Nice definition,lovely colors,perfect lighting.
Great depth of field and excellent sharpness.
Amazing places composition.
Thank you for sharing of this lovely photos.
Sergiom (53605) 2012-03-23 5:53
Une image très bien construite. Rien n'est laissé au hasard. La lumière en diagonale fait bien ressortir les couleurs et les détails de l'endroit.
sacimar (25971) 2012-03-23 9:55
good place for a monastery, the image is beautiful with a well chosen point of view, the light and colors are excellent, well done,
Have a good weekend!
Cricri (100205) 2012-03-23 23:51
Une situation magnifique du monastère entre la végétation et la mer, une très belle lumière et un POV bien choisi, une note aussi intéressante
delpeoples (52197) 2012-03-24 0:35
Kalimera dear Vasilis
A beautiful view of this rugged coastline and characteristic old monastery. I like the natural colours and the textures. That there is no one on the beach is an added bonus. Wonderful shot.
Thanks for sharing
ChrisJ (94278) 2012-03-24 0:41
A perfect image! Nothing to fault here. Superb sharpness, framing, colour, lighting & saturation on this very picturesque coastal scene. I like how the sunlight is catching the tallest buildings in the hilltop village. Have a nice weekend!
Kielia (22913) 2012-03-24 10:57
what a spectacular view! You have chosen an excellently working POV to present us this remarkable monastery in a very beautiful light. The composition is excellent. I also appreciate your note. My compliments!
dkmurphys (45787) 2012-03-25 7:48
Spectacular monastery, a true fortress at the seaside. Well composed, enjoy the day.
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (40701)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mount Athos - Agion Oros [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-22 12:51