Permit Details - Travel to Agion Oros - Mount Athos, Greece
Here you can find details about the permits of entrance to Holy Mountain. If you would like to make a trip to Agion Oros, you can contact us and El Greco Hotel Thessaloniki Staff will be more than glad to organize it for you.
And you can always read details about travel to and travel in Agion Oros and information about what Agion Oros is.
There are generally two kinds of diamonētēria: the general diamonētērion that enables the visitor to stay overnight at any one of the monasteries but only to stay in the mountain for three days, and the special diamonētērion which allows a visitor to visit only one monastery or skete but to stay as many days as he has agreed with the monks. The general diamonētērion is available upon application to the Pilgrims' Bureau in Thessaloniki. Once this has been granted it will be issued at the port of departure, on the day of departure.
Once granted, the pilgrim can contact the monastery where he would like to stay in order to reserve a bed (one night only per monastery). The ferries require reservations, both ways.
The duration of the general visa can be extended by several days by personally applying at the main office in Karyes.