Information about Mount Athos Halkidiki

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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-Grigoriou

Monastery Osiou Grigoriou

The monastery is built by the sea, in the S.W. side of the peninsula, between the monasteries of Dionysiou and Simonopetra

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Monastery Karakallou

Monastery Karakallou

The monastery is situated between the monasteries of Great Lavra and Iviron, on a slope by the sea and is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

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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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Konstamonitou-Monastery

Monastery Konstamonitou

The Konstamonitou monastery it is built in a forest ,200 meters above the sea level,50 minutes walk from the coast.

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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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SKETE TIMIOU PRODROMOU

This Romanian cenobitic skete, until 1854, it was a Greek cell.

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MIKRA AGIA ANNA

Mikra Agia Anna is an Hermitage place, established in the 16th century.

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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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vogoroditsa

SKETE BOGORODITSA

The skete of Bogoroditsa lies 700m above sea level

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Celebrations

The Monasteries celebration according to the Julian calendar.

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