Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women

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Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women

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http://www.lifo.gr/articles/almanac/183 ... tis-pistis

The city of the monasteries also called' The garden of Maria ' , where even female animals cannot enter ...
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So why is it called Garden of Maria? :lol: :lol: :lol: *diez of the funneh*
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Because the only ' Woman" there must be for ever ( 1000 + years) only the Mother of Jesus .Secondly ,the monks there are not allowed to see women for various reasons , castity etc. ( but young boys can enter as future monks )

Only men can visit the " holy city as visitors,and its a pity because there are many archeological treasures of Emperors of Byzantium paintings , jewels books etc and a beautiful panorama! Some of the monks is said to be saints. i think police it not allowed , so if you are a man and want to be lost to the whole world you may go there .But you must pray constantly ...
_Athos was the mountain choosed by Deinokrates for the huge statue of Alexander

Google , ' Athos the Holy Mountain" GBS Documentary,you tube

Prince Charles is a frequent visitor of the place
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Prince Charles is a frequent visitor of the place
Seriously? He's a married man who needs to escape his wife :?: Better not go there.
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I think the mother of Prince Charles was an orthodox Greek princess , Alice , who later became a nun ( but i am not sure ) He is a frequent visitor there anyway

Sorry for the mistake :roll: i mean the grandmother of Prince Charles ...
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Yes, his grandmother was the Greek Princess Alice. She spent the war in Athens helping Jews. I think she later set up her own religious order of nuns. .
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