Enjoying the clear blue sea and Greek food at Halkidiki, Greece.
Athos, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece, May 2013. The border with Athos. Mount Athos or Agion Oros, as it is locally known, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. It dates back more than a thousand years, to Byzantine times. It is a unique monastic republic, which, although part of Greece, it is governed by its own local administration. Halkidiki is a peninsula in the shape of a hand with 3 fingers (Kassandra, Sithonia, Athos), in the north of Greece. Peninsula is lined with...more »