Mount Athos

Mount Athos

Mount Athos (/ˈæθɒs/; Greek: Όρος Άθως, Óros Áthos [ˈoros ˈaθos]) is a mountain and peninsula in Greece. A World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 stavropegial Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Today Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the “Holy Mountain” (Greek: Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros [ˈaʝ(i)o(n) ˈoros]). In Classical times, while the mountain was called Athos, the peninsula was called Akté (Ἀκτὴ) (sometimes Acte or Akte).

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Mount Athos (/ˈæθɒs/; Greek: Όρος Άθως, Óros Áthos [ˈoros ˈaθos]) is a mountain and peninsula in Greece.

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