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Mt. Athos

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.

Mt. Athos Monastic Community to Use 100% Renewable Energy

Greece's ancient monastic community of Mt. Athos will soon begin receiving its electricity from solar panels.

Mt. Athos in Complete Isolation Until November 30

In response to the nationwide lockdown imposed after the huge spike in coronavirus cases, deaths and intubations around the country, Greece's monastic community of Mt. Athos, called the "Holy Mountain," has decided to enter complete isolation from the outside...

Digital Exhibition Displays Treasures Held at Mt. Athos to Public

Through a digital exhibition, Athens Concert Hall is allowing visitors a rare glimpse into the treasures housed at Mt. Athos, including amazing codices, illuminated manuscripts, and gorgeous works of art. Mt. Athos, located in Northern Greece, is home to around...

New TV Series to Tell the Story of Saint Paisios in Greece

The life of Saint Paisios, who is widely venerated around the world but especially in Greece and Russia, will be the subject of a new television series which is currently in production. Reportedly, filming is taking place in Konitsa, a...

Mt. Athos Monastery Quarantined After Eight Monks Diagnosed with Covid

Greek health authorities ordered an Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos to be placed under quarantine on Monday after at least eight confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded among the monks living there. The monastery of Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul), founded...

Mt. Athos Monks to Decorate NYC’s St. Nicholas Shrine

This Sunday, September 6, the CBS television program "60 Minutes" will feature a segment on the new artwork created by Mt. Athos monks which is to adorn the interior of the rebuilt St. Nicholas Shrine, the only church to...

Hike and Mountainbike Across Greece with Alexander the Great

A series of new hiking and mountainbiking tours were presented by Greek tourist agencies as part of the "Cities of Alexander the Great" initiative at the Ferien International Tourist Fair in Vienna recently. The agencies also promoted cultural and historically-oriented...

US Ambassador in Awe of Mt. Athos Orthodox Monastery

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos in northern Greece, describing the religious community as "a truly spiritual place". Pyatt, who visited the monastic community of Vatopedi on Monday, was impressed by...