Halkidiki is home to the second-most important religious place of pilgrimage, after Jerusalem, Mount Athos which is an UNESCO World heritage site since 1988.
Mount Athos or “the garden of Virgin Mary” is monastic community with 20 monasteries and
a unique spiritual place, 1.000 years old.
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage.