An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times.

The 'Holy Mountain', which is forbidden to women and children, is also a recognized artistic site. The layout of the monasteries (about 20 of which are presently inhabited by some 1,400 monks) had an influence as far afield as Russia, and its school of painting influenced the history of Orthodox art.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Mount Athos

HOTELS
Looking for Hotels around Mount Athos?
See Our Deals

DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Greece 
Category
Mixed
Name
Mount Athos
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii)
Year of Registered
1988
Keyword
Mountain, Registered in 1988