Mount Athos

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Mount Athos (Greek: Όρος Άθως, literally: Mount Athos), also known as Holy Mountain, is a mountain on the sounth end of the peninsula with the same name and rises 2033 metres high. According to Greek mythology, the mountain is formed when Athos threw a huge rock to Poseidon during a fight, wich came down at the peninsula.

Mount Athos is located in the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain (Greek: Αὐτόνομη Μοναστικὴ Πολιτεία Ἁγίου Ὄρους).

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