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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 Osiou Grigoriou

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