Spectacular Moni Simonos Petras is fronted by wooden balconies over a cliff; it's Athos’ most photographed monastery.
Venerable Moni Xenofondos was first mentioned in 998, but probably dates to the 6th century. Although loot-seeking pirates often plundered it, impressive mid-Byzantine marble and wood-carved iconostases survive in i…
This magnificent monastery is Athos' biggest monastery and houses founder St Athanasios' tomb. From here, a small boat sometimes serves the hospitable west-coast Agias Annis Skiti.
A tranquil cliff-hanging monastery. Dionysiou’s katholikon (principal church) contains a unique wax-and-mastic icon of the Virgin and Child.
This Georgian-founded monastery contains more than 2000 manuscripts, including 100 rare Georgian-language parchments.
Athos' northernmost west-coast monastery, Moni Dohiariou slopes towards the sea and boasts remarkable architecture.
Architecturally magnificent coastal monastery on the Athos Peninsula.
Athos' most inhabited monastery with a community of 100 monks.
Hospitable Serbian monastery. The UK-based Friends of Mt Athos (www.athosfriends.org) donated towards rebuilding structures here that were destroyed in a 2004 fire. Accessed from Dafni by a south-coast boat, and the…
A two-hour forest path, north of Karyes, reaches coastal Moni Vatopediou, the only monastery to follow the modern Gregorian calendar.