MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE - 8 MAY 2014: Writer Max Scharnigg walks along the perimeter of Great Lavra, the oldest monastery of Mount Athos, Greece, on May 8th 2014.
Great Lavra (Megistis Lavra) was founded in 963 by Athanasius the Athonite and marks the beginning of the organized monastic life at Mount Athos.
Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Greece. A World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 stavropegial Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the "Holy Mountain".
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