Holy Island Mount Athos (53 images)

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Mount Athos is the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 ruling monasteries and approximately 2,000 monks. Stuck on a peninsula off of Greece it is home to the oldest surviving monastic community on Earth. The way of life for the monks is practically unchanged since the first monks arrived in the 9th century. Most of the monks live within the walls of their chosen monastery, however others choose to live in complete isolation, away from any distraction which may...
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