Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Greece. A World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic, and a destination that people like to call “The Holy Mountain”. Mount Athos is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. It dates back more than a thousand years, to Byzantine times, and because of its isolation, it has remained one of the most unspoiled parts of Greece. Yachtsmen find this peninsula an ideal sailing destination because the landscape is stunning and wild, and because it is a land where myth is entwined with history. A land with savage mountain scenery reflecting on the dark blue sea which creates that essential framework of isolation in a peaceful, solitary world, chosen by the hermits for their monastic state.