Photographer's Note

Mount Athos

This isolated peak rises more than 2000 meters over the northern Aegean Sea. Surronded by the nearby coast it stands alone at the very end of the 60 kilometers long peninsula of "Agio Oros" ( "Holy Mountain" in Greek) like a gigant ligthouse for christian orthodox pilgrims and monks. The pyramidal shape op the mountain attracts not only men of God but climbers as well. Nevertheless, the peak is mainly known among greek mountaineers and its top is not very visited, not due to the difficulty of its climbing, but because its very special location within the territory of the Holy autonomous theocratic-republic of "Agio Oros", which requires an special entry permit.

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