March 7, 2010

Simonos Petras Monastery

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.

See more photographs from the December 2009 feature story "Called to the Holy Mountain."


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