Mount Athos


  • Coordinates:

    40.329142, 24.071102

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  • Category:

    Religious destination

  • Hour(s) - distance:

    Up to 3 hours

  • Prefecture:

    Regional Unit of Halkidiki

Mount Athos monastic community is a special place, dedicated exclusively to prayer and worship of God, becoming for centuries spiritual beacon for the Orthodox Christian faith. Isolated, accessible only from the sea, in a natural scenery of incredible beauty, Mount Athos is the easternmost peninsula of Halkidiki, the peninsula of Mount Athos and covers an area of approximately 350 square kilometers. Divided into twenty self-governed regions, where each region consists of a cardinal monastery and monastic settlements around it.

To visit Mount Athos, you need to contact the office of pilgrims of Mount Athos in Thessaloniki to issue the necessary ‘Pilgrim passport’. The visit is permitted only for men. Women (and not only) can make a mini cruise around Mount Athos, along the monasteries of the west shore of Mount Athos for a pilgrimage at sea.

Besides the search for religiosity, Athos offers unique experiences for the more sporty types! With a height of nearly 2033 meters, Mount Athos, within the monastic community boundaries of Mount Athos, attracts many climbers who follow the classical path Agia Anna-Stavros-Notre-Top of Athos in an ascent through the wild beauty of rocks and absolute silence.