MOUNT ATHOS

The Holy Mount (often described as the “Garden of Virgin Mary”) is unofficially pronounced as an “Autonomous Monastic State” and includes twenty Holy Monasteries. Since 1988, it is included in the list of Monuments of World Cultural Inheritance. The “ban of women” that is valid for more than a 1.000 years, prohibits the entrance to women.

Pantokratoros Cloister

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The Pantokratoros Monastery is Greek and the seventh in the Mount Athos hierarchy. It has the form

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Saint Dionysios’s Cloister

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The Holy Monastery of Agios Dionysios is located on the southwest side of the peninsula between the

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Simonos Petras Cloister

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The Monastery of Simonos Petras, also called Simonopetra, is 13th in the hierarchy of the

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Saint Gregory's Cloister

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Gregoriou Monastery is 17th in the hierarchy of the monasteries of Mount Athos. The monastery is

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Koutloumousiou Cloister

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Koutloumousiou Monastery is a Greek Orthodox Monastery on Mount Athos, 6th in a hierarchical order.

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Zografou Cloister

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The Monastery of Zografou is the 9th in the hierarchy of the monasteries of Mount Athos. The

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Iviron Cloister

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The Holy Monastery of Iveron is 3rd in the class of Mount Athos, Greek, Covian and celebrates in the

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Xeropotamos Cloister

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Xeropotamos Monastery is the 8th in the hierarchy of Mount Athos. Nowadays, in the Monastery of

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Xenophontos Cloister

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The Xenophontos Monastery is 16th in the hierarchy of the monasteries of Mount Athos and it amounts

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Stavronikita Cloister

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The monastery of Stavronikita is the youngest and smaller monastery of Mount Athos. It is fifteen

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Dochiariou Cloister

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Dochiariou Monastery is located between the monasteries of Xenophontos and Kostamonitou on Mount

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Megisti Lavra Cloister

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The monastery of Megisti Lavra is about an hour from Karyes. It is located at the southeast end of

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Esphigmenou Cloister

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The Monastery of Esphigmenou is one of the 20 monasteries of Mount Athos, 18th in the hierarchy of

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Karakallou Cloister

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Monastery of Karakallo is 11th in the hierarchy of Mount Athos, like a small rectangular castle on

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Philotheou Cloister

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The Holy Monastery was built by Osios Philotheos, a student of St. Athanasios of Athonite. On the

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Chilandariou Cloister

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The Chilandari Monastery is a Serbian monastery located on the northeastern side of Mount Athos and

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Konstamonitou Cloister

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The Monastery of Konstamonitou is 20th in the hierarchy of Mount Athos. The Monastery has 45

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Saint Paul's Cloister

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The Monastery of St. Paul is 14th in the hierarchy of the monasteries of Mount Athos. The Monastery

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα

Vatopediou Cloister

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The Holy Monastery of Vatopedi (or Vatopedi) is the 2nd in the hierarchy of the monasteries of Mount

Location: Άγιο Όρος, Ελλάδα

Saint Panteleimon's Cloister

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The monastery of Agios Panteleimonos, better known as the Russian monastery, is a huge and imposing

Location: Άγιον Όρος, Ελλάδα