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Mount Athos

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, which came down at the peninsula.

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

Mount Athos is home to 20 monasteries. It is also considered to be the largest area of the world from which women are completely banned, spanning 130 square miles on a peninsula.[1]

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