Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos

I totally did not make it up. Such a place really exists. This republic, occupied by just 1400 monks, is the dead-to-the-world Vatican City of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Being a Greek protectorate, it naturally does not show up on the world map.

The Mount Athos Info Site
Oops. I just had to tell everyone.