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!
MOUNT ATHOS, Northern Greece - Agion Oros, "Sacred Mountain" in Greece home of most famous monasteries in Greece, open only for men and you have to have a permit from your embassy. Today the monastery has about monks.
“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, Chalkidiki-Makedonia, Greece. Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos.