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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...

Mt. Athos Monks Say Politicians Unwanted

The monks living at the Holy Mount Athos have decided not to allow the participation of any political person in the festive events for the 100th anniversary celebration in the autumn of the Athos Peninsula's attachment to Greece. The monks...

Mt. Athos Monks Battle Police Over Eviction

Angry monks at the Esphigmenou Monastery in the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece, refusing to obey an eviction order, tossed Molotov Cocktails and rocks at bailiffs attempting to serve them on July 29, chasing them off...

Mt. Athos Monks Refuse To Be Taxed

Leaders of the Holy Mountain on Mt. Athos are threatening to exclude politicians from their functions of the holy site for the 100th anniversary of its incorporation into a state entity in October if it is not exempted from...

Mt. Athos Bureau Eyed for St. Petersburg

In his greeting speech during the Central Conference of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris discussed with Russian authorities the idea of opening a bureau St. Petersburg for Mt. Athos to attract visitors there. He said...

Mt. Athos Draws More Pilgrims – Men Only

More and more people are visiting  the “Holy Mountain” of Mt. Athos, a self-governed peninsula in northeastern Greece, which has been attracting pilgrims to its Orthodox monasteries for centuries, although only men, as women are not allowed. The country's economic...

Jesus Christ! You Can't Blaspheme in Greece?

Of all the silly laws – and there are plenty, such as one in Massachusetts which says that a mourner at a wake may eat no more than three sandwiches – it’s pretty hard to beat blasphemy, which makes...

Mt. Athos Promoted as Major Tourism Destination in Brussels

Representatives of Ryanair Airlines Company and the Greek Mayor of the Mt. Athos region in Greece discussed the potential cooperation for a promotional campaign concerning the region of Mt. Athos in Greece. According to recent data, 85% of the passengers...