Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos Chalkidiki: A guide to visiting Agion Oros.
Mount Athos peninsula region, although in Greece, is a small autonomous polity named “Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain”.
Only men are permitted to enter the monasteries and you need to get a written permit in advance.
The trip starts at the small port of the village of Ouranoupolis.
Follow our guide, with many photos, to find out how to get a permit to visit the Monastic State