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The office is for collection of a diamonthrion, or entry visa, for the men-only religious republic... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
David M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
"Visa" to Holy Mountain

This is the place which you have to visit if travellng to Holy Mountain. There the The... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
Nikoloz A
Kingdom of Georgia
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I went on a trip with a ferry with my family. Beautiful view, we saw the monasteries on the top of Mountain Athos but they were too distant to admire them in their full splendor. We were accompanied by dolphins during the trip. For a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liviu23
Reviewed 4 July 2018

i got the visa and informations very fast and didn't queue much. Nice experience. Need to apply for visa for months in advance.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bojan76
Reviewed 14 June 2018

It's my fourth visit to Mounth Athos, and is always started with a visit to the Pilgrim Bureau on the morning, this time they opened almost one hour in advance to serve the pilgrims.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Coul S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The pilgrims' office is definitely not an attraction in itself. Apart from waiting for and receiving the diamoneterion visit permit, there is not much to do there. Some products of the monasteries can be bought in shops lower down the street.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Yoc11
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Well organized and very friendly personnel! Anyway, every man who wants to visit the Holly Mount must know, before, the procedures and respect them.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 89rmo
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The office for Mount Athos visa. After submitting the documents for obtaining the visa, from this office you get the official document.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank golescu i
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

You must have a reservation to enter the autonomous zone of Mt. Athos. Her is where you pick up your visa (they have another name for it). The service was fast and friendly and they spoke enough English that we could get by. You will...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank johnm150
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Pilgrim's Office's staff is very helpful to give you all information needed and hands out visa on the morning of departure. however, it is required to apply for the visa in advance.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Albert1648
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The office is for collection of a diamonthrion, or entry visa, for the men-only religious republic on Mt Athos. The visa is not available for tourism or sight seeing, but is for study of the Orthodox monasteries or pilgrimage to them. The office opens at...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank David M
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is the place which you have to visit if travellng to Holy Mountain. There the The Diamonitirion (visa) is obtained. The fee is EURO 25; Passport is a mandatory to be provided and the service is very fast. The office is opened from 7:30am...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Nikoloz A
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18 December 2017|
Response from Yoc11 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I get the question: Definitely, there's drinking water in Ouranopoli (and plenty if places to buy soft & less soft drinks). If you mean Mount Athos proper, there ic plenty of watering-spots and springs around. One's... More
Lisa H
25 October 2017|
Response from Yoc11 | Reviewed this property |
For two years in a stretch you'd most probably need a residence permit. The wisest thing is to check with an embassy.
Lisa H
25 October 2017|
Response from Zoran P |
this office ia for pilgrims going to the HOLY MOUNT ATHOS. .this is nt the place you newd for a two year stay in Greece....females are not permited to go to Agio OROS. male monks live there