Mt. Athos

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...

AEK Fans Unfold Banner in Support of Esphigmenou Monastery's Convicted Monks

A group of about 20 AEK fans unfurled a banner on the staircase above the Monument to the Unknown Soldier on Syntagma square on Wednesday, in support of the monks living inside Esphigmenou Monastery in Mt. Athos, after a...

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Receives Greek PM Tsipras

The Russian people and its Church feel compassion for their spiritual brothers the Greeks and wish their government success in its mission for a socially-directed economy and society, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Thursday, welcoming...

Mt. Athos Cuisine Travels to Paris

The authentic monastic cuisine of Mount Athos, Greece, traveled to the luminous and cosmopolitan Paris, presenting French people with the simple diet of the monks which is mainly based on the use of organic products from the mainland and...