Travelling to and in Mount Athos - Agion Oros Greece
Here you can find details about travelling to and travelling in Agion Oros.
You can read about the permits of entrance to Holy Mountain and information about what Holy mountain - Agion Oros is.
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Though land-linked, it must be noted that Mount Athos is accessible by ferry boat either from the port of Ouranoupoli, for those heading to west coast monasteries or from Ierrisos for the east coast ones.
Most visitors arrive at the small port of Dafni from where they can take the only paved road in the mountain to the capital Karyes or continue via another smaller boat to other monasteries down the coast. There is a public bus between Dafni and Karyes. Expensive taxis operated by monks are available for hire at Dafni and Karyes. They are all-wheel drive vehicles since most roads in the mountain are unpaved. Visitors to monasteries on the mountain's western side prefer to stay on the ferry and disembark at the monastery they wish to visit.