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Mount Athos

Mount Athos

Chalkidiki, GreeceMount Athos is situated on the eastern arm of Chalkidiki, Athos arm. It is the only place in Greece devoted entirely to prayer and praise God. Therefore, Mount Athos is called "Holy Mountain".

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Meteora

Meteora

Thessaly, GreeceMeteora is a monastic settlement, is the most important monastic center of Orthodox Greek territory, after Mount Athos. Meteora is situated in the north-west of Thessaly Plain, near Kalambaka, leaving beautiful pine plains Tessaliana River and about 300 m above the valley. As a physical phenomenon is unique worldwide.

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Anafonitria Monastery

Anafonitria Monastery

Zakinthos, GreeceHoly Monastery dedicated Anafonitria Virgin Mary, built in the mid 15th century, in the early Venetian domination, is located 25 km northwest of Zakynthos Town and 6 km south of Volimes.

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Panagia Monastery Tourliani

Panagia Monastery Tourliani

Mykonos, GreeceLocated 8 km from the capital island of Ano Mera Monastery Panagia Tourliani takes its name from a priceless icon, made by Evangelist Loukas, who was found floating at sea in the region Tourlos.

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Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi Monastery

Crete Island, GreeceArkadi Monastery is one of the most famous and beloved Orthodox monasteries in Crete, Greece, being located only 23 kilometers south-east of Rethymnon town.

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Monastery of the Archangel Michael

Monastery Of The Archangel Michael

Thassos Island, GreeceThe Monastery of Archangel Michael impresses with the beauty of the place. At 25 km from Limenas, on the road to Alyki, it was built in the eighteenth century on a rock at the edge of the sea by the monks from Mount Athos.

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Prodrom Shrine

Prodrom Shrine

Chalkidiki, GreeceProdromul Shrine is a Romanian settlement on Mount Athos. The Prodromul Shrine (that is, the Forerunner) was founded between 1852-1866 by Hieronymus Nifon Ionescu and his apprentice, the Hieronymite Nectarie. It is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and is in the territory of Lavra Monastery.

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Athos mountain

Athos Mountain

Chalkidiki, GreeceMount Athos or Holy Mountain has a length of 60km and a Latin of 12 and 18 km. The altitude of the Athon peak is 2030 meters. Until the coming of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Mountain was in the darkness of idol worship. At the top of Athon is the Apollo idol made of gold with a huge height.

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The Lako Shrine

The Lako Shrine

Chalkidiki, GreeceThe Lacu Shrine is also known as the Holy Martyr Dimitrie Shrine. It is located in the central part of the Peninsula, between the Amalfino Tower and the Saint Paul Monastery. The hermitage is inhabited by Romanian monks and belongs to St. Paul's Monastery.

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