Greece - Mount Athos

"An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. The 'Holy Mountain', which is forbidden to women and children, is also a recognized artistic site. The layout of the monasteries (about 20 of which are presently inhabited by some 1,400 monks) had an influence as far afield as Russia, and its school of painting influenced the history of Orthodox art." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Monastery of Dionysiou, Mount Athos. Thanks to Gert of Sweden for arranging a postcard to be sent from Mount Athos for my collection.

Postcard 2
Mount Athos. Thanks to Ulrike of Greece.

Postcard 3
Dochiariou Monastery of Mount Athos, Greece. Thanks to Debbie of USA.

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