The tour begins at 08:30 from Ouranoupoli Halkidiki with the tour guide. Mount Athos is an amazing monastic country, where unceasing prayer for the whole world rises.
Inside to Mount Athos (only for men)
Only men can be pilgrims to Athos. The trip to Athos includes visits to five monasteries.
From Ouranopoli pilgrims go to Daphne, from where they move to the capital of the monastic state of Karyes, where the main shrine of Athos is located – the icon “Worthy Is” and the oldest temple of the 9th century “Protat”.
Then we visit the monastery of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called, one of the closest disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, built by Russian monks and benefactors. The next stop is in the Vatopedi monastery, where 7 wonder-working icons are stored, among which is the All-Crescent, which heals from cancer. Here is also the favorite icon of St. Dmitry Rostov “Otrada and Consolation”. The main relics of this monastery are the belt of the Most Holy Theotokos.
The next place of pilgrimage is the Iver Monastery, where the miraculous Iver icon of the Mother of God is kept, or, as it is also called, the Goalkeeper.
There is also a source of the Iberian icon. Our last visit will be the Russian Holy Panteleimon monastery, where the head of the Great Martyr Healer Panteleimon resides.