Here are some images of the sometimes overwhelming beauty of the natural environment of Mount Athos.
Along side the footpaths, in the woods, Euphorbia start growing.
But also in the rocky parts, on the slopes of the Holy Mountain itself, large bushes of Euphorbia flourish. The stairs in the background are leading to the tiny harbour of Nelios.
One of the most beautiful paths is located at app. 700 meters on the south slope and is roughly between Prodromou and Sk. Anna. Many old trees with bizarre forms.
Sometimes the vegetation is so powerfull that it consumes a building.