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.