Information about Mount Athos Halkidiki Greece

Elder Paisios

Let us always try to do good without expecting anything

A day of a Monk

about his life

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Monasteries

Τoday on Mount Athos there are 20 monasteries

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Mount Athos is open for Visitors


Mount Athos Open for public from 1/6/2020 with limited entries to 10 people / monastery

Scheduled boat transfers are also available with 50% capacity from Ouranoupolis and Ierissos.


WELCOME TO MOUNT ATHOS INFORMATION

The Holy Mount Athos is an autonomous and self-governed territory of Greece. It occupies the whole of the third peninsula of Halkidiki Greece, about 50 km in length and having a breadth of 8-12 km covering an area of 330 square kilometers.

In the centre of the peninsula of Mount Athos rise a long range of hills and mountains, culminating in Mount Athos itself, 2,033m above sea level.

The boarder of this monastic state, where it meets the rest of Greece, is marked by an imaginary line drawn from Francocastro on the western coast across to Cape Arapis on the opposite coast, passing close it the foothills of the mountain “Megali Vigla” (Megas Zigos).

Until the 3rd Century BC, many small Greek towns existed on the peninsula of Athos, principally colonies originating from Chalkida and Eretria. The most important of which were Sani, Ouranoupolis, Thisson, Kleones, Dion, Akrathos and Olofixos. Later, these towns declined or were destroyed.

 

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MONASTERIES IN MOUNT ATHOS

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Monastery-Agios-Pavlos

Monastery Agios Pavlou

It is situated in the west foot of Athos, 20 min from the sea and is dedicated in the Presentation of Christ to the temple.

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Monastery-Xenophontos

Monastery Xenofondos

It is built by the sea, between the monasteries of Docheiariou and St Panteleimonos, and is dedicated to St George.

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Monastery-Hilandar

Monastery Hilandariou

During the 14th century, the monastery reached its highest peak, accumulating riches and heirlooms from imperial as well as private donnations

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Monastery-Dionisiou

Monastery Agios Dionisiou

It was built in the middle 14th century by the monk Dionysious of Koryssos in the Kastoria precinct, with the financial support of the emperor Alexius III Comnenos of Trapezous

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Pilgrims Informations

The region is governed by the “Holy community” under the ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

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HOLY SKITES

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skiti agiou dimitriou lakoskiti

SKETE AGIOU DIMITRIOU

It belongs to Agiou Pavlou monastery.

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skiti koinoviaki profiti ilia

SKETE OF PROPHET ELIAS

It was founded in 1759 by the Russian monk Paisio Velitchkofsky.

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vogoroditsa

SKETE BOGORODITSA

The skete of Bogoroditsa lies 700m above sea level

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katounakia

KATOUNAKIA

Katounakia is a hermit’s area and it lies between Mikri Agia Anna Skite and Karoulia.

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Celebrations

The Monasteries celebration according to the Julian calendar.

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