This picture was taken with an old Canon Powershot (a590 IS) –there are more modern Powershots available now – click here to see
While on a trip to Greece, we took a boat tour around the Western side of the Athos peninsula. We were able to see many, but not all, of the monasteries that exist on the Mt Athos peninsula.
It was a long day, but worth it. I have many pictures like the one above. I plan to add more blogposts in the future, but I cannot guarantee it will happen. I’m easily distracted.
Anyway, monks have been using this Peninsula for many centuries. Speculation is that as early as the 4th Century AD, but definitely by the 9th century). There is a long history on Mt Athos Peninsula.
No women are allowed on the Peninsula at all. Visas are strictly limited to only about 110 people per day. There are workers of various sorts on the Peninsula. Many of them are working on repairing or otherwise fixing up the old monasteries.
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