Avaton Unique Cultural Experience
The Avaton Holy Boat Rideav-a-ton \'av-a-,tän \n: place inaccessible and unapproachable, sacred and inviolable.
In ancient Greek religious sites, the avaton was a place where entry to the uninitiated was forbidden. Even today, this rule is still observed at the sacred area of Holy Mount Athos next to Avaton Luxury Villas Resort. Holy Mount Athos is a UNESCO World Heritage site which houses 1400 monks in 20 monasteries and it is characterized as one of the most spiritual places on Earth…
Holy Boat Ride is for sure a once in a lifetime experience. A cruise along Athos Peninsula will travel you back in time at Byzantine Empire. It will let you admire the breathtaking architecture of the time in the majesty of the natural landescape while learning about monastic life and the divine.
After your Holy Boat Ride visit The Prosforion Tower in Ouranoupoli to admire its Byzantine exhibits and learn the history of the local area. Lastly, watch a 3D documentary of the internal area of Holy Mount Athos monasteries at Ierissos Cultural Center.
The Avaton Aristotle’s footstepsWαlk in the paths of the Hellenistic city of Stagira, where Aristotle was born and taught Alexander the Great on science and life. Admire the ancient agora, the stately wall, the remains of houses and the Byzantine findings.
Visit Aristotle’s park to admire the statue of Aristotle and interactive instruments that operate with the laws of physics referred to Aristotle's books.
Walk to the Varvara waterfall, which is the end of a fascinating hiking itinerary through the mountain, protected by the European convention Natura 2000 and will feel that paradise is no longer in the heavens.
Lastly, visit the History and Folklore Museum or the Weaving Μuseum of Arnea to learn more about the local traditions.
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