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Άγιον Όρος

Ελληνικά Άγιο Όρος - Αυτόνομη Μοναστική Πολιτεία Αγίου Όρους [1]

Το Άγιο Όρος είναι μια, μοναδική στο κόσμο, "Αυτόνομη Μοναστική Πολιτεία" εντός της Ελλάδας, στην χερσόνησο του Άθω της Χαλκιδικής στην Μακεδονία, που θεωρείται κέντρο του Ορθόδοξου μοναχισμού. Θεωρείται από τα σημαντικότερα τμήματα όχι μόνο της Βαλκανικής, αλλά της Ευρώπης και της Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας λόγω της μεγάλης εθνικής, ιστορικής, θρησκευτικής, γραμματειακής και καλλιτεχνικής αξίας αυτού ως ακόμη και κέντρου διατήρησης και συντήρησης πλούσιου υλικού. Aληθώς καταφύγιο και μουσείο μοναδικού θησαυρού ελληνικής τέχνης και γραμμάτων.

English Mount Athos - Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain
Mount Athos (Greek: Όρος Άθως) is a mountain and a peninsula in Macedonia, northern ► Greece, called in Greek Άγιον Όρος (Ayion Oros or Agion Oros, transliterated often as Hagion Oros), or in English, "Holy Mountain." In Classical times, the peninsula was called Ακτή (Acte or Akte). Politically it is known in Greece as the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain. This World Heritage Site is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a semi-autonomous monastic republic within the sovereignty of the Republic of Greece. Spiritually, Mount Athos comes under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Short name Mount Athos
Official  name Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain
Status Autonomous state within ► Greece
Capital Καρυές[2] (Karyes)
Population 2,250 inhabitants
Area 336 km²
Major  languages Greek
Major  religions Eastern Orthodox Churches
More information Mount Athos, Geography of Mount Athos, History of Mount Athos and Politics of Mount Athos
More  images Mount Athos - Mount Athos (Category).

General maps

Karta Athos.PNG Map of Mount Athos
Athos2.PNG Surroundings of Mount Athos

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  1. Romanization according to ISO 843: Ágion Óros - Αutónomē Monastikḗ Politeía Agíou Órous.
  2. Romanization: Karyés.

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