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Athos (Agion Oros)

Autonomous monks republic inside Greece territory is the centre of Eastern Orthodox Monasticism. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a treasury which houses and guards many artefacts and monuments of religions, national and artistic value. It is also a "workshop" where religions arts and crafts are still practised to this day, and where deep and genuine spirituality is allowed to flourish and bear fruit. As an institution Mount Athos is, and has been, the chief standard bearer of Orthodox Christianity. There are 20 monasteries, one Serbian, one Russian, one Bulgarian and the rests are Greek. KARYES is the capital of Agion Oros.

  • Last visit to Aghion Oros (Mount Athos): Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2004
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    I see it's a famous and amazing place! Long time no see, my Orthodox brother! How have you been?....

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 1:16 AM

    Blago tebi!

  • Ikaronaut's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 12:41 PM

    The best place on earth a man can be, but try to think in manner diferent than tourisam, great pages, anyway:-)

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 3:16 PM

    Fascinating page. Pity I am not allowed to visit.

  • Sasha.M's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 4:54 PM

    Beautiful page!!! Thanx for so many info about this extraordinary place.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 4:08 AM

    THanks for your wonderful page showing me where I cannot visit! I like the wine & rakija idea too!

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2004 at 3:42 AM

    no women aloud..? guess there's no marriages in hilander....

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 7:19 AM

    Excellent page! Thank you for helping Hilandar being rebuilt!

  • iris2002's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 4:16 AM

    I wonder when they lift the ban and let women (after all we are human too!) enter .... hmmm?

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 3:23 PM

    Women are neither allowed to visit nor reside in Hilandar, it can’t be!


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