Mount Athos | Halkidiki

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Mount Athos is the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 monasteries and approximately 2,000 monks. It's a unique place in the world and it's listed in UNESCO’s WORLD HERITAGE MONUMENTS. Visit the oldest surviving monastic community in the world!
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TRAVEL'IN GREECE I The Monastery of #Stavronikita, #Mount_Athos, #Greece

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I The Monastery of #Stavronikita, #Mount_Athos, #Greece

Simonopetra ("Simon's Rock") Monastery on a cliff 330' above the Aegean. #Simons_Rock #Monastery

Simonopetra ("Simon's Rock") Monastery on a cliff 330' above the Aegean. #Simons_Rock #Monastery

Simonos Petras Monastery, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece

Simonos Petras Monastery, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece

Simonos Petras Monastery, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece

Simonos Petras Monastery, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece

On the holy peninsula of Mount Athos, monks chant "Christos anesti — Christ is risen" during a midnight vigil. This Easter gathering ends seven weeks of solemn fasting. Monks rise to pray during the quietest hours of the night because that is when they believe the heart is most open.

On the holy peninsula of Mount Athos, monks chant "Christos anesti — Christ is risen" during a midnight vigil. This Easter gathering ends seven weeks of solemn fasting. Monks rise to pray during the quietest hours of the night because that is when they believe the heart is most open.

Dionyssiou Monastery, Mount Athos ~ Chalkidiki , Greece

Dionyssiou Monastery, Mount Athos ~ Chalkidiki , Greece

antibig:    Agion Oros - Holy Mount - View to Aegean Sea  Macedonia - Greece

antibig: Agion Oros - Holy Mount - View to Aegean Sea Macedonia - Greece

“The mountains look on Marathon--and Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone, I dreamed that Greece might yet be free.” Lord Byron, English poet and freedom fighter, 1788-1824.    Chalkidiki-Makedonia, Greece. Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos.

“The mountains look on Marathon--and Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone, I dreamed that Greece might yet be free.” Lord Byron, English poet and freedom fighter, 1788-1824. Chalkidiki-Makedonia, Greece. Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos.

Monastery of Xenophontos, Mount Athos, Greece | by ΒΦ photography

Monastery of Xenophontos, Mount Athos, Greece | by ΒΦ photography

Pantokratoros monastery - Athos, Halkidiki, Greece Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff

Pantokratoros monastery - Athos, Halkidiki, Greece Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff

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