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Mount Athos Pilgrim's Office

Main Street, Ouranoupolis, Greece
+30 231 025 2578
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Place for a visa for Mt Athos

It's my fourth visit to Mounth Athos, and is always started with a visit to the Pilgrim Bureau on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coul S
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Toronto, Canada
Not much to see

The pilgrims' office is definitely not an attraction in itself. Apart from waiting for and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Yoc11
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Main Street, Ouranoupolis, Greece
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+30 231 025 2578
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Coul S
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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.

1  Thank Yoc11
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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.

Thank 89rmo
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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.

1  Thank golescu i
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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

Thank johnm150
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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.

Thank Albert1648
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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

2  Thank David M
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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

2  Thank Nikoloz A
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

When somebody wants to travel and visit Holy Mountain Athos has to go there for entry permit,They charge 25 euros .Some people who work there are not polite and not very friendly even for Greeks.

4  Thank tony_greek
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Just need to call for diamonitirion on time. Service there is fast and polite and they do their best to help. You will need your passport or ID card.

3  Thank elias_sal
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Chris S
18 December 2017|
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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
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Lisa H
25 October 2017|
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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.
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Lisa H
25 October 2017|
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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
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