Athos Informations

Athos is the third peninsula of Chalkidiki.There are about 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries It is an autonomous state under Greek sovereigntyThe entry is permitted only to men after permission.Of the twenty monasteries, one is Russian, one is Bulgarian, one is Serbian and the rest are Greek.The mountain is dedicated to the Holy Mother of God. Most of its inhabitants are Orthodox monks living in monasteries. Average visitors can stay for free at each monastery for one day, for a maximum of three nights/four days, pending acceptation of request and only after having secured a written permission (diamonitirion) from a dedicated bureau in Thessaloniki.

 



 

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