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|The monks in the monasteries are responsible for the legislative and executive powers. Only for the general safety and order a state governor is in charge, reporting to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens and representing the Greek State. According to law, the Greek state is responsible for the independence and inviolability of the Holy Mountain Athos.|
The 20 major monasteries include all other monastic settlements like
Depending on the type of monastic life, the monasteries are divided into two categories:
Most monasteries have a small harbor, called arsanas the sea.
|Call to the pilgrims office of Holy Mountain in Thessaloniki:
(for reservation of an entry date)
Pilgrims Office of the Holy municipality of the Athos
Mr. Stefanos Kanelis (speaks English)
Egnatia Odos 109
Tel: 0030-2310-25 25 78, Fax: 0030-2310-22 24 24
open from Monday to Friday 9.00 - 14.00 o'clock, Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 o'clock
Information sheet about the visit of the Holy Mountain Athos as pdf
Personal introducing in the above mentioned office in Thessaloniki and picking up
a letter of recommendation for entry to Mount Athos
Drive to Ouranoupolis by public bus or car
Tausch des Empfehlungsschreibens aus Thessaloniki gegen das gewünschte
(service charge circa 35.- Euro)
Departure of the ship to Daphni (port of Karyes) daily at about 9.30 o'clock
Icon paintingAt the painter monks (e.g. in Katounakia or in the Skite Ag.Anna) it is possible to give an iconic painting in order.
An iconic painting is a valuable reminder of the lived days with the monks on the Holy Mountain Athos.
On a wooden plank fine gold flakes are rolled out first. The iconic painting is then painted on the gold layer.
made4you let paint this beautiful iconic painting of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus child from the Orthodox monk Theoliptos Monaxos from the Skite Ag.Anna.
In any case, it is useful to look at already finished sample iconic paintings to convince yourself of the quality of the work.
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