Information about Mount Athos Halkidiki Greece

Holy Skites

The 15 Holy Skites of Mount Athos in Halkidiki, Greece, hold a special place in the world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

These monastic communities, perched on the stunning Athos Peninsula, offer a unique spiritual retreat. Isolated from the modern world, the skites provide a window into the ancient monastic lifestyle, characterized by prayer, contemplation, and self-sufficiency.

Each skete boasts a unique identity and patron saint, fostering unity amid diversity. Pilgrims from across the globe come to these sacred sites, drawn by the profound spiritual atmosphere and the serene natural beauty of Mount Athos.