Sunrise gazing mount Athos
Mount Athos is a mountain and
World Heritage Site and
autonomous polity in the
Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20
Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of
patriarch of Constantinople. Today Greeks commonly refer to
Mount Athos as the "Holy Mountain" (Greek:
Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros).
Classical times, while the mountain was called Athos, the
peninsula was called Akté .