Information about Mount Athos Halkidiki Greece

Elder Paisios

Let us always try to do good without expecting anything

A day of a Monk

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Monasteries

Τoday on Mount Athos there are 20 monasteries

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Mount Athos is open for Visitors

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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-Megistis-Lavras

Monastery Megistis Lavras

During the ten centuries of its existence, the monastery has always held the first place among the other monasteries of the Holy Mountain

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Monastery-Philotheou

Monastery Filotheou

Two hours and a half from Karyes lies the monastery of Filotheou. It is built 300 meters above the sea level.It was built by St. Filotheos before 972.

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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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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 agias triados

SKETE AGIAS TRIADOS

Three hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra and 100m above the sea level, lies the skete of Kafsokalivia.

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skiti agiou dimitriou

SKETE AGIOU DIMITRIOU

It was established in the 18th century. There are 15 cells and an equal number of monks. It belongs to Vatopedi monastery.

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mikra agia anna

MIKRA AGIA ANNA

Mikra Agia Anna is an Hermitage place, established in the 16th century. Today consists 7 huts. Belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery.

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skiti evangelismou theotokou

SKETE OF ANNUNCIATION OF THE VIRGIN

It was founded in 1766 by the priest and monk Sylvester and by the monks Efrem and Agapios. It consists of 26 huts occupied by 10 monks.

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Celebrations

The Monasteries celebration according to the Julian calendar.

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