The Monastery of Simonos Petras

©ourtesy of L’amore e forte come la morte

Photograph by Travis Dove

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features :: Redoubt of the reclusive, Simonos Petras monastery was founded in 1257 more than 800 feet above the Aegean Sea. It is one of 20 monasteries on the steep-sloped Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, a popular pilgrimage site sometimes called the Christian Tibet. Read more

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