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Cross from Mount Athos

Mount Athos...

 

the Garden of Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ
 

Useful Information for Visitors and Pilgrims

Visit Requirements

Travel Information

Speedboat Agia Anna

Ferry Boat to Agia Anna

The Monasteries

MONASTERIES DEDICATION TELEPHONE FAX EMAIL CELEBRATES DAY
Great Lavra Monastery 963 23770-23754

23770-22586

23770-23013 iera.moni.megistis.layras@gmail.com St Athanasius 5th July
Vatopedi Monastery c. 972 23778-88088 23778-88082 filoxenia@vatopedi.gr

monastery@vatopedi.gr

Annunciation 25th March
Iviron Monastery 976 23770-23643

23778-23644

23770-23248 imiviron@gmail.com Dormition 15th August
Philotheou Monastery c. 992 23770-23256 23770-23674 philotheou.filoxenia@gmail.com Annunciation 25th March
Xeropotamou Monastery 1030 23770-23251 23770-23733   Forty Martyrs 9th March
Esphigmenou Monastery 11th cent 23770-23653 23770-23653   Ascension
Dochiariou Monastery c. 1046 23770-23245 23770-23245   The Archangels 8th November
Karakalou Monastery c.1070 23770-23225 23770-23746   Peter & Paul 29th June
St Paul's Monastery c. 1050 23770-23741

23770-23770

23770-23905 visit@agiou-pavlou.gr Purification 2nd February
Xenophontos Monastery c.1070 23770-23633

23770-23249

23770-23631 arhontariki@imxenophontos.gr St. George 23rd April
Konstamonitou Monastery c.1086 23770-23228 23770-23228   St. Stephen 27th December
St Panteleimonos Monastery c. 1169 23770-23252 23770-23682 rpm.palomnik@gmail.com St. Panteleimon 27th July
Hilandari Monastery 1197 23770-23797 23770-23494 pilgrims@hilandar.org Presentation 27th July
Pantokratoros Monastery c. 1363 23770-23885 23770-23685 pantokvisit@gmail.com

filoxenia@pantokrator.gr

Tranfiguration 6th August
Simonos Petra Monastery 1363 23770-23254

23770-23700

2375-094098 hospitality@simonopetra.gr Nativity 25th December
Dionysiou Monastery 1375 23770-23687

23770-23688

23770-23686   St. John Baptist 24th June
Grigoriou Monastery c. 1341 23770-23668

23770-23218

23770-23671   St. Nicholas 6th December
Stavronikita Monastery 1541 23770-23255 23770-23255   St. Nicholas 6th December
Koutloumousiou Monastery c. 1081 23770-23226

23770-23732

23770-23731   Tranfiguration 6th August
Zographou Monastery c. 1270 23770-23247 23770-23247 zografergo@gmail.com St. George 23rd April
   

Skites

     
SKITES DEDICATION TELEPHONE FAX EMAIL CELEBRATES DAY
Nea Skiti   23770-23351

23770-23629

23770-23259

       
Skiti Agias Annas   23770-23320

23770-23922

       
Mikri Agia Anna   23770-23321        
Katounakia & Daneileon   23770-23368        
Karoulia   23770-23342        
Kafsokalivia & Agia Triada   23770-23319        
Timiou Prodromou (Romanian)   23770-23294        
Lakoskiti & Agiou Demetriou (Romanian)   23770-23636        
Skiti Milopotamou   23770-23774        
Provata   23770-23745        
Skiti Profitou Elia   23770-23304

23770-23627

       
Skiti Apostolou Andrea (Serai)   23770-23810        
Kelli Bourazeri (Agiou Dimitriou)   23770-23202        
Agios Basilios   23770-23317        
Kerasia   23770-23318        
Vigla   23770-23923        
Morfonou   23770-23904        
Skiti Agiou Dimitriou   23770-23303        
Skiti Agiou Panteleimonos   23770-23259        
Skiti Evangelismou (Xenophontos)   23770-23301        
GOVERNMENT            
Karyes - Holy Epistasia   23770-23221 23770-23315      
Civilian Governor   23770-23230        
             
 

The Seclusion of Mount Athos

 

Mount Athos is primarily a place of solitude, prayer and contemplation. The Monks of Mount Athos would like to think that visitors are there as pilgrims to pray with them rather than as tourists. To protect Mount Athos from hordes of tourists who may detract from the prayer and contemplation they have introduced certain rules which are administered by the Mount Athos Pilgrim's Bureau.

Women are not permitted to enter Mount Athos at any time. Each visitor is permitted to stay for 4 days and traditionally accommodation and food is offered free by the monks.

 

Procedure for Visitors

 

1. Intending visitors should initially contact (telephone) the Pilgrim's Bureau to reserve a place for the day they intend to visit. It is advisable that this is done as early as possible but not more than six months in advance.

2. Once a place has been reserved you need to sent (by post) a copy of your passport showing your photograph and name. Within two weeks you will receive a letter confirming your reservation.

3. It IS important that you telephone the Bureau approximately two weeks before your visit to confirm that you are able to travel.

4. Once you have completed the above formalities you are ready to travel to Ouranoupolis which is the usual port of entry.

5. In the morning of your visit you need to walk to the Pilgrim's Bureau, situated at the entrance to the village of Ouranoupolis, where on showing your passport and other documentation you will be issued with a permit to visit Mount Athos (Diamonitirio). Walk along the promenade towards the jetty where next to the restaurant before the tower you will find the shipping office where you need to obtain tickets for the sea voyage. Then on to the jetty for boarding in time for the 9.45 departure.

6. It is expected that the way pilgrims are dressed should be respectful and appropriate. Outlandish garments and exuberant hairstyles are frowned upon. Shorts and cropped trousers are not considered appropriate to a pilgrimage and those who turn up at the jetty in Ouranoupolis dressed in shorts will be prevented from boarding.   

 

Reservations at monasteries

 

Most monasteries require a prior reservation if you intend to stay the night there. It is advisable to either phone or fax them with your request. For their contact details see above. You may find this Reservation Form courtesy of The Friends of Mount Athos very useful since it is written in Greek and English and can be faxed to every monastery that you intend to stay overnight.

The Mount Athos Pilgrims' Bureau

 

109 EGNATIA STREET

546 22,

Thessaloniki

Greece

 

Opening Hours: Monday to Fiday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat 10:00-12:00 noon closed on official holidays

Telephone No. For Greek Nationals: 00 30 2310 252575 for non Greek Nationals 0030 2310 252578

Fax 00 30 2310 222424

e-mail: athosreservation@gmail.com

 

(If calling from the USA please replace the initial 00 with 011)

 

Advise for priests and those in holy orders

If you are in holy orders of whatever denomination you need to obtain permission from His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul.

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

 

Rum Patrikhanesi

34.200 Fener-Halic

Istanbul

Turkey

web site: http://www.patriarchate.org

Telephone: 00 90 212 525 5416

Fax: 00 90 212 534 9037

e-mail: patriarchate@ec-patr.org

(If calling from the USA please replace the initial 00 with 011)


Travel Information

MOUNT ATHOS LINES - FERRY BOAT SERVICE - Tel. 0030 23770 71149
DAILY DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI DEPARTURE FROM DAFNI ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
09:45 12:05 12:10 14:15
It stops in every monastery on the way to Dafni.
The bus to Thessaloniki waits for the arrival of the ferry and leaves at 14:15.
 
 
MOUNT ATHOS LINES - SPEED BOAT (Reservation needed) - Tel. 0030 23770 71149
DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI DEPARTURE FROM DAFNI ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
08:45 09:25 09:35 10:15
10:40 11:30 12:00 12:50
       
Advance Reservation is needed. Call 0030 23770 71149 to reserve a place on the speed boat.

SPEED BOAT "MIKRA AGIA ANNA" SERVICE - Tel. for reservations 0030 23770 71400  or Fax: 0030 23770 71555. Website: www.microathos.gr

MONDAY TO FRIDAY
DEPART. FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO M.LAVRA DEPARTURE FROM M.LAVRA ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
08:00 08:40 09:25 09:30 11:00 11:40
11:45 12:30 13:15 13:20 14:10 15:30
SATURDAY
08:00 08:40 09:25 09:30 11:00 11:40
11:45 12:30 13:15 13:20 14:10 14:50
 
SUNDAY
DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO
AGIA ANNA
DEPARTURE FROM AGIA ANNA ARRIVAL.TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
08:30 ( only as far as Skiti Ag. Annas) 09:10 09:25 09:30 10:00 10:45
 
DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS  ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO M.LAVRA DEPARTURE FROM M.LAVRA ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
11:00 11:40 12:25 12:30 13:10 14:00

THE EARLY MORNING FERRY BOAT "AGIA ANNA" - Tel. 0030 23770 71149  Fax. 0030 23770 71016
MON-FRIDAY DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO KAFSOKALIVIA ARRIVAL TO AGIA ANNA DEPARTURE FROM AGIA ANNA ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS The Boat to Mount Athos
06:35 08:00 09:20 09:50 10:00 17:10
SATURDAY DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO KAFSOKALIVIA ARRIVAL TO AGIA ANNA DEPARTURE FROM AGIA ANNA ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
07:00 08:30   13:10 13:15 16:15
SUNDAY DEPARTURE FROM OURANOUPOLIS ARRIVAL TO DAFNI ARRIVAL TO KAFSOKALIVIA ARRIVAL TO AGIA ANNA DEPARTURE FROM AGIA ANNA ARRIVAL TO OURANOUPOLIS
10:30 12:00   13:10 13:15 16:10  
     

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

   
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