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Cross from Mount Athos

Mount Athos...

Icons, Incense, Silver Crucifix from Mount Athos

the Garden of Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ
 

Useful Information for Visitors and Pilgrims

 

Permit Requirements

Travel Information

Speedboat Agia Anna

Ferry Boat to Agia Anna

   

The Monasteries

Skites

MONASTERIES DEDICATION TELEPHONE FAX CELEBRATES DAY
Great Lavra Monastery 9632377-23754 23770-23013 St Athanasius 5th July
Vatopedi Monastery c. 97223770-41488 23770-41462 Annunciation 25th March
Iviron Monastery 97623770-23643 23770-23248 Dormition 15th August
Philotheou Monastery c. 99223770-23256 23770-23674 Annunciation 25th March
Xeropotamou Monastery 103023770-23251 23770-23733 Forty Martyrs 9th March
Esphigmenou Monastery 11th cent23770-23229 Ascension
Dochiariou Monastery c. 104623770-23245 23770-23245 The Archangels 8th November
Karakalou Monastery c.107023770-23225 23770-23746 Peter & Paul 29th June
St Paul's Monastery c. 105023770-23741 23770-23355 Purification 2nd February
Xenophontos Monastery c.107023770-23633 23770-23631 St. George 23rd April
Konstamonitou Monastery c.108623770-23228 23770-23228 St. Stephen 27th December
St Panteleimonos Monastery c. 116923770-23252 23770-23252 St. Panteleimon 27th July
Chilandari Monastery 119723770-23797 23770-23494 Presentation 27th July
Pantokratoros Monastery c. 136323770-23885 23770-23685 Tranfiguration 6th August
Simonos Petra Monastery 136323770-23254 2375-094098 Nativity 25th December
Dionysiou Monastery 137523770-23687 23770-23686 St. John Baptist 24th June
Grigoriou Monastery c. 134123770-23668 23770-23671 St. Nicholas 6th December
Stavronikita Monastery 154123770-23255 23770-23255 St. Nicholas 6th December
Koutloumousiou Monastery c. 108123770-23226 23770-23731 Tranfiguration 6th August
Zographou Monastery c. 127023770-23247 23770-23247 St. George 23rd April
  SKITES TELEPHONE
  Nea Skiti 23770-23351
  Skiti Agias Annas 23770-23320
  Mikri Agia Anna 23770-23321
  Katounakia & Daneeleon 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
  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  Fax. 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
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
     

The Boat to Mount Athos

 

 

   
   
   
   
 
 

 

 

   
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