Mount Athos

Highly recommended
Mt Athos (2 030m), where some 20 monasteries cling to the slopes, is the site of Orthodox monasticism at its purest. These timeless strongholds of Byzantine art make up a unique site - a UNESCO World Heritage Site -, the treasures and atmosphere of which leave some of the most lasting memories of a trip to Greece. At least, that is, for the handful of visitors who are allowed inside: it is only open to "diamonitirion" (permit) holders and remains closed to women.

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