HOLY MONASTERY OF KOUTLOUMOUS

THE ATHOS PENINSULA lies in the South-East of Europe in the Northern Aegean Sea. It constitutes, in accordance with its ancient privileged status, an independent part of the Hellenic State – a unique monastic state. Athos, according to its ancient tradition, permits no access to women, and the monks live…..

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Koutloumousiou Monastery took part in all the spiritual and cultural movements of the East during the ages, but also suffered many upheavals: the Fourth Crusade (1204), the depredations of Catalans (1307-1309), the raids launched by the Turkish pirates…..

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