Situated in Greece, this is an entire peninsula filled with monasteries of monks. A very ancient and holy place.
Photos taken from Mt. Athos websites:
Another monastery on Mt. Athos. I love how they seem to have churches in the courtyards!
Decades after her first visit, Sister Irini returned to Amorgos to live in an old monastery she restored herself.
Mt Athos, the choir where the monks gather to pray several times a day. From Mt Athos Facebook page: www.facebook.com/monastiriaka