A trip to Agion Oros (the Holy Mountain), Greece.

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

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