822 – almost at the summit

Athos played an important part in mythology, as it was dedicated to Zeus (Aeschylus, Agamemnon 282 – Hesychius, under ‘Athos’). Only the gods set foot on the summit, on their way from place to place (Homer, Iliad 14, 229), or from there they sent signals by beacons – “blazing fire” – on the occasion of major historical events such as the fall of Troy (Aeschylus, op. cit.). Text bi Mountathos.gr.

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3 Responses to 822 – almost at the summit

  1. Vasilis says:

    Simeón Dionisiátis (from I. M. Dionisíou)is the new protoepistatis of the Holy Epistasía (2009/2010). Two days ago (first of june on Agion Oros) was the change. See http://www.romfea.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2617
    with a nice picture of the new Holy Kinótita.

  2. Mircea-Bogdan Uleia says:

    Can someone tell me who is current governor of Holly Mountain? My adress is Bogdanuleia2007@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

  3. Wim says:

    Have a look at this site:


    Political governor: Mr George Dalakouras, tel. 23770-23.230, 23.314. Substitute governor: Mr Aristos Kasmiroglou. Address: 630 86 Karyai, Holy Mount. Telephones (23770) 23.230, 23.314 and 23.290

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