Monday, October 25 2021
Scattered Clouds
15.2°C New York

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Monks play snowball fight in Mount Athos!

The Holy Monastery of Saint Gregory is located on the SW side of the Athos peninsula, built on a rock at a height of 30 m from the sea.

It is one of the 20 monasteries of Mount Athos state and one of the 6 rock monasteries that were rebuilt and renovated on the rocks to have natural protection from pirates.

It was built in 1310-1314 by Saint Gregory and was dedicated to Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myron.