Attractions

Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Simonos Petras

Spectacular Moni Simonos Petras is fronted by wooden balconies over a cliff; it's Athos’ most photographed monastery.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Xenofondos

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…
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Megistis Lavras

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.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Dionysiou

A tranquil cliff-hanging monastery. Dionysiou’s katholikon (principal church) contains a unique wax-and-mastic icon of the Virgin and Child.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Iviron

This Georgian-founded monastery contains more than 2000 manuscripts, including 100 rare Georgian-language parchments.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Dohiariou

Athos' northernmost west-coast monastery, Moni Dohiariou slopes towards the sea and boasts remarkable architecture.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Agiou Pavlou

Architecturally magnificent coastal monastery on the Athos Peninsula.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Osiou Grigoriou

Athos' most inhabited monastery with a community of 100 monks.
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Hilandariou

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…
Monastery in Mt Athos

Moni Vatopediou

A two-hour forest path, north of Karyes, reaches coastal Moni Vatopediou, the only monastery to follow the modern Gregorian calendar.