Mount Athos is the most soulful and beautiful of peninsulas. The natural beauty of Mount Athos is admirable . Mount Athos has concentrated the largest Orthodox monasticism. Many monks live without electricity and basic goods. Athos has its own charter , which is recognized by the Greek government . The territory of the autonomous monastic republic and women are not allowed idle tourists . Men can also visit the peninsula only with special permission . Mount Athos is a museum of the history of Christianity , which is famous for books, manuscripts and unique miraculous icons . Athos – is one of the most important shrines of Christianity. Athos is the main merit of preserving the purity of Orthodoxy. Visit to the Holy Mountain for guests from around the globe , leaves impressed by what he saw there, and some even remain on Mount Athos .