Mount Athos

Mount Athos has been, since the end of the 10th century, the most important center of Orthodox monasticism and one of the top world heritage sites.

It occupies the third peninsula of Halkidiki, protruding 45 km into the Aegean sea at a width of 5-10 km, and it derives its name from the homonymous peak (Mount Athos 2,033 meters ) of the mountain which dominates this rocky strip of land.