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The Mystery Woman Who Broke the Female Ban on Mount Athos

This 1903 photograph of a woman on Mount Athos, which was published in a Greek newspaper at that time, still remains a mystery, with some monks claiming that they believe the unknown female on the left was the Virgin Mary...

Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

Greece has many beautiful sights for you to check out while you are visiting the country. One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting some of the ancient, historical Greek monasteries. Here are 10...

Top Ten Places You Should Visit in Mainland Greece

Mainland Greece is undoubtedly the top destination for those who are drawn to ancient ruins and other symbolic places of Greek classicism.

Greece’s Holy Mountain of Athos Reopens After Lockdown

Mount Athos, one of the holiest sites of the Greek Orthodox church, has reopened to authorised visitors on Tuesday following the lockdown.

Mount Athos Ban on Females Steeped in History, Mystery

The peninsula of Mount Athos is home to twenty monasteries where only monks are allowed to live and only males are allowed to visit.

Mount Athos Monk Hospitalized with Covid in Serious Condition

Mount Athos is on high alert, after 20 cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the monks belonging to the many monasteries on the peninsula.

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

"Athos Digital Heritage" Makes Mount Athos Treasures Accessible to All

Mount Athos' religious and cultural treasures can now be accessed by people all over the world through the Athos Digital Heritage platform, after the finalization of the OTE Group project. The "Athonite Digital Ark" project took four years to complete...

Monk Who Brought Mount Athos Cuisine to the World Passes Away

Father Epiphanios of Mylopotamos, the monk who first brought Mount Athos cuisine to the world, passed away on Friday morning at the age of 64, after a long battle with cancer. The author of the book "The Cuisine of Holy Mount...

Series of Tremors Rock Mount Athos

A series of earthquakes ranging from 4.2 to 5.2 points on the Richter scale shook monasteries on Mount Athos over the past 24 hours. Over 30 tremors are recorded so far, making the clergy worry. Yet, seismologists seem assured that...