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Address: Mount Athos, Greece
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It is a very important destination for orthodox people, but also for any people passionate of history. On the entire Mount Athos only the presence of male is allowed. (Visa... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

It is a very important destination for orthodox people, but also for any people passionate of history. On the entire Mount Athos only the presence of male is allowed. (Visa needed).

1 Thank golescu i
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A pilgrimage to Mount Athos, takes you back to History. In the 10th century a.D. Everything is different. The time, the date, the architecture, the food, the nature. It is a unique place in the world, made by the faith of the orthodox Christian monks. All you have to do is follow the way of the monks, and you will... More 

1 Thank Fotaris
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Mount Athos is a mountain and a peninsula in Macedonia, northern Greece. It is home to 20 Orthodox monasteries and forms an autonomous state under Greek sovereignty.

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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a place for people who want to escape from reality and routine. An extraordinary beautiful place with many extraordinary holy people. The advices and experiences I had from this trip changed my whole life and me as a person. A place to pray, relax and find peace.

1 Thank Demetris N
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437 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The monasteries were architecturally beautiful but the natural beauty outshone them with a mystical aura unattainable by the hands of man. The cruise to the monasteries was unbelievably satisfying, awe-inspiring and NOT for the monasteries but for the breathtaking beauty of the gulls flying alongside you while you take in the most gorgeous mountains tumbling into the midnight blue sea,... More 

2 Thank Tl D
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We went in Athos November in order to walk in the famous paths of Holy mountain. The landscapes as well as the architecture of the monasteries are extraordinary and you also can feel the untouched nature. The experience of staying in the monasteries with a bunch of hardcore religious guests wasn't the most pleasant but it was surely unique.

1 Thank unknown e
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

After an eventful journey from Kassandria, which involved watching vultures hover above a craggy rock over a vivid blue sea,we arrived in Ouranopolis just in time to catch the next boat around the peninsula, carrying our crunchy Greek cheese and spinach eatables with us. We noticed several young, thin, bearded monks but they were getting a different boat... We had... More 

2 Thank Geraldine F
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Mount Athos is a special experience, and you will not forget it. Attending vespers and matins, and eating in the refectory with the monks, is like a journey back in time. The monks are kindly, and the whole experience is unique. Travel and application are less complex than they used to be, and I went at a quiet time (December... More 

3 Thank TheUnnamable
Bucharest, Romania
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I love the spirituality, I look for spirituality in everything, everywhere and everyone. In my trips I always ask for such places and I visit them first. This is the most spiritual place I've ever seen and the holly fathers are most spiritual people I've ever meet. The Holly Mountain is wild but wonderful, is tough but wise, is rock... More 

3 Thank Robert S
Morelia, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing experience, the forest is so big and beautiful, and the monasteries are so nice.. But the most important is the people living there all of them so friendly and generosity If you have the opportunity to go.. I'll recommend you visit.

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