Saint Paul’s Monastery
Athos in Greece is a famous place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In total there are 20 mountain monasteries. One of which - the monastery of St. Paul's, located on the western slope of the mountain, near the marina and the Dionysian monastic cloister.
Reverend Paul founded a monastery in the 10th century Ksiropotamsky. Like all other holy mountain, the monastery of St. Paul is coenobitic. Its main shrine - the two particles of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, the gifts that were presented to the Infant Jesus by the wise men and the four ancient icons of the Theotokos. Also at the monastery relics of many saints.
According to ancient custom, [pilgrimage to the monastery of women are not allowed], as in the whole of the peninsula of the Holy Mountain. For violating the ban criminalizes imprisonment for a term of 8 to 12 months. Men of all faiths are allowed to Athos after receiving diamonitiriona - special permission. Basic rules stay on the Holy Mountain: Do not open clothes, bright colors, photo and video, it is also impossible to swim, sunbathe, swearing and talking loudly.