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The Holy Mountain – Mount Athos is the premier monastery–or collection of monasteries in the Eastern Orthodox faith. Located on a peninsula in Northeastern Greece…

Mount Athos has been inhabited since the ancient times and is known for its nearly 1,800-year continuous Christian presence and its long historical monastic traditions, which date back to at least 800 A.D. and the Byzantine era. Today, over 2,000 monks from Greece and many other Eastern Orthodox countries, such as RomaniaMoldovaBulgariaSerbia and Russia, live an ascetic life in Athos, isolated from the rest of the world. The Athonite monasteries feature a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, rare books, ancient documents, and artworks of immense historical value.

Learn more about Athos here.

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