Athos – the mountain which emanates otherness

Nik Erik Neubauer, Jan Dominik Bogataj

On our planet, there are only a few places that are so special and mysteriously attractive to humankind as – after 1000 years of history even more – Athos.The reason for this otherness is maybe the fact that on this 40 km long peninsula on the Greek coast of the Aegean Sea, inhabited by around 2000 monks, has not yet stepped a woman’s leg. This exotic perhaps stems also from the fact that you have to go through a very difficult and long process to get a limited “tourist” permission to stay on peninsula for just a few days. And maybe Athos holds its mysterious reputation because of its serene and strikingly...