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Autonomous Polity of Mt. Athos Extends Lockdown Until April 20

The monastic community and autonomous region of Mount Athos announced on Wednesday that it will extend its ban on all visitors, including religious pilgrims,...

Coronavirus: Mount Athos Shuts Down to Visitors To Shield Health of Monks

The all-male monastic autonomous polity of Mount Athos announced on Thursday it will not be receiving any further visitors or pilgrims until March 30,...

Saint Nicholas of Porto Lagos, Greece’s Unique ”Floating Monastery”

The monastery of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) in Porto Lagos, Xanthi in Thrace is a unique religious monument, not simply because of its location...

Mount Athos Through the Eyes of Two Muslims

Two Muslims from Turkey,  journalist Ertuğrul Özkök and architect Ali Esad Göksel, decided to visit the Holy Mountain or Mount Athos in Northern Greece,...

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