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

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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Pantokratoros-monastery

Monastery Pandokratoros

The monastery is built by the sea, in the N.E. side of the peninsula and is dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour.

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Monastery Zografou

The monastery was founded, according to tradition, in the 10th c. by three brothers, Moses, Aaron and Ioannis from Achris.

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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

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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skiti timiou prodromou

SKETE TIMIOU PRODROMOU

This Romanian cenobitic skete, until 1854, it was a Greek cell. In 1856 it become skete and occupied by Moldavian monks.

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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 agiou andrea

SKETE AGIOU ANDREA

It is also called Seragi. It is built in the position of an old monastery witch was called “monastery of Xistri or Xestrou”.

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Celebrations

The Monasteries celebration according to the Julian calendar.

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