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Inside the Holy Mountain Athos

The Forbidden Place For Women-Mount Athos, Greece.

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Tour inside the Holy mount Athos, Chalkidiki 2

Mount Athos, which is forbidden to women and children, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos is governed by its own local administration. Also called the Holy Mount since it’s completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. Everyone who visited it is impressed by it’s unspoilt natural beauty and the relaxing atmosphere.

Since I am not a man and I don’t have the guts to get dressed as a man and snuck into a monastery, I will never have the chance to visit this place. Fortunately my friend Panagiotis, who happens to be a really good photographer, visited recently Mount Athos and let me share with you the photos of the mysterious land where myth is entwined with history and miracles mingle with reality. Let’s enjoy the journey to the Holy Mount Athos through the stunning photos of Panagiotis Karousos.

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Portokali Beach, Halkidiki-The Most Stunning Beach in Sithonia

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Greece Halkidiki second peninsula portokali beachPortokali Beach or Kavourotrupes (meaning crab holes) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Halkidiki. The scenery is really amazing, crystal clear water, sand and white rocks….simply the best beach in Sithonia. But unfortunately if you want to enjoy swimming there you should avoid the months of July and August. During these months, especially on weekends, this paradise is overcrowded. It is also one of the most popular beaches for free camping.

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Cabana Beach Bar, Paliouri Beach-The Most Luxury and Popular Beach Bar in Kassandra, Halkidiki

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Greece Halkidiki Paliouri beach, best beach bar in Halkidiki Cabana 17Paliouri beach is probably the prettiest beach of the first peninsula of Halkidiki.  It is located on the end of the peninsula Kassandra, about 1 hour and 45 min drive from Thessaloniki. There are several nice beach bars on walking distance as Lefki Ammos and Koursaros but the most luxury one is Cabana. I love this place. Relaxing! Refreshing! And very summery!!!

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