How to Get to Mount Athos

How to Get to Mount Athos

To visit Mount Athos, you need to be an adult male and obtain a diamonitirion (permit). To arrive on the holy mountain, you get a boat from Ouranoupolis.

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Bulgarian, Russian & Serbian Monasteries in Mount Athos

Bulgarian, Russian & Serbian Monasteries in Mount Athos

There are 20 monasteries on Mount Athos, but only 17 of them are Greek. There’s a Russian, a Serbian & a Bulgarian monastery. And here’s some info about them.

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The Great Wines of Mount Athos

The Great Wines of Mount Athos

The monastic wines of Mount Athos are known for their quality and bring to your table thousands of years of heritage in viticulture and winemaking.

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Ouranoupolis Is the Go-To Destination All Year Round

Ouranoupolis Is the Go-To Destination All Year Round

Whether you choose to visit Ouranoupolis for your summer or winter vacations, you’ll be surprised by the things to do in this part of Halkidiki all year long.

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Religious Traveling in Greece

Religious Traveling in Greece

There’s a reason why Greece is the ultimate destination for religious travelers. The strong devotion to Orthodox Christianity is portrayed everywhere.

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Autumn Holidays in Ouranoupolis

Autumn Holidays in Ouranoupolis

Create memories in Greece by visiting Ouranoupolis in fall. Now that the tourists are gone, Halkidiki looks at its best & offers alternative ways of enjoyment.

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There's No Place like Drenia Islands in Halkidiki

There’s No Place like Drenia Islands in Halkidiki

Considered the blue lagoon in Halkidiki and an earthly paradise, the Drenia Islands across Ouranoupolis can talk to everyone’s senses.

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Why Ouranoupolis Is the Best Destination for Relaxing Vacations

Why Ouranoupolis Is the Best Destination for Relaxing Vacations

If you promised yourself a relaxing summer vacation this year, book a room in Ouranoupolis, Halkidiki. It can’t get more serene than in the Gate of Mount Athos.

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A Day in a Monk's Life

A Day in a Monk’s Life

Have you ever wondered how the monks on Mount Athos spend their days? They’re secluded from the secular world & spend their days praying, studying and working.

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What NOT to Eat before Flying

What NOT to Eat before Flying

Enjoy your vacation in Halkidiki by knowing which foods to avoid before flying. Get ready to make sacrifices to minimize bloating & discomfort when traveling. What NOT to Eat before Flying Catching the morning flight to Greece? Pre-flight stress is enough to make you feel ill. Why risk repeated trips to the plane’s lavatory by […]

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