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Fire on Mount Athos, Monasteries Safe

A fire has broken out on the holy site of Mt Athos in Greece on Saturday, but the monasteries the region is famous for are not at risk. The fire has been raging in a forested area of Mt Athos,...

Greece’s Unique ”Floating” Monastery of Saint Nicholas

The floating monastery of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) in Porto Lagos, Xanthi in northern Greece is a unique religious monument

Series of Aftershocks Follow 5.4 Earthquake at Athos, Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Sunday, 23 km (14.3 miles) southwest of the Athos peninsula and 229 km (142 miles) north-northwest of Athens, the Geodynamics Institute of Athens National Observatory said. The quake's focal...

Putin's Athos: A Man's Holy World Where No Women Are Allowed [Pics]

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Greece will offer numerous economic benefits, however for Putin, the highlight is his visit to Mount Athos, on Saturday. Mount Athos, in northern Greece, is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. The World...

Athos: The Holy Mountain Goes to Moscow

The photo and engraving exhibition "Athos:The Holy Mountain," which is taking place for the 1000-year-old presence of Russians on the Holy Mountain in addition to the Common year of Greece-Russia, opened in the hall of the Russian Assembly (Duma)...