Mount Athos - STARLITE

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The second most important Christian pilgrimage site after Jerusalem is the Athos Peninsula. For 1000 years, there have been 20 large and architecturally impressive monasteries operating and housing male communities. Some of the most notable are Megistis Lavras, Iviron, Vatopedi, Stavronikita and Simonos Petras. The gateways to the peninsula are Ouranopolis and Ierissos.