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-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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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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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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Monastery Dochiariou

It is one of the most elegant and beautiful monasteries of the Holy Mountain, sited by the sea.

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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 BOGORODITSA

The skete of Bogoroditsa lies 700m above sea level

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skiti agiou andrea

SKETE AGIOU ANDREA

Agiou Andrea Russian Skete lies 500m away from Karies.

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mikra agia anna

SKETE AGIA ANNA

Five hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra y lies the skete of Agia Anna.

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skiti agias triados

SKETE AGIAS TRIADOS

Three hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra lies the skete of Kafsokalivia.

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Celebrations

The Monasteries celebration according to the Julian calendar.

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