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Its snow-capped peak is usually crowned by white clouds, an awesome sight to see.

Here and there in this wilderness are the fortified walls of the monasteries, with small vegetable plots around them, encircled by a silver-green sea of the olive groves.

Hidden among the greenery and the impassable gorges, perched in the most unexpected positions is the white speckle of a little hut were a hermit spends his days in solitude and contemplation.

When a hunter discovered him nearing the end of his life he was so moved by the hermits sanctity he vowed to follow the ascetic life himself.

When the ship was blown out of course to then pagan Athos it was forced to drop anchor near the port of Klement, close to the present monastery of Iviron.

It is a land where myth is entwined with history, miracles mingle with reality.

Savage mountain scenery reflecting on the dark blue sea create that essential framework of isolation in a peaceful, solitary world, chosen by the hermits for their monastic state.

Since that moment the mountain was consecrated as the garden of the Mother of God and is out of bounds to any other women.

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