The immense Byzantine museum. The orchard of Our Virgin Maria. The largest but also the most important monastic state of the Orthodox. A place full of mysticism, spreads to the eastern peninsula of Halkidiki. It is the second most important religious — pilgrimage destination after Jerusalem, for more than 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world. It is a self-governing part of the Greek state, while religiously belonging to the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Below you will find information about its history and useful instructions for those who decide to visit it.
History. From the ancient Greek tradition to the present day.
Environment — art — architecture.
Plan your visit to Mount Athos. Respect — Rules of behavior.
Destination Mount Athos. Your transfer to Ouranoupoli — Accommodation — Departure.