- If you are a member of the clergy or a monastic of any church or tradition (Orthodox or otherwise), you must obtain written permission to visit Mt Athos from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate on-line to obtain current contact information (postal address, phone/fax) for the Patriarch.
- If you are a member of the laity (i.e. not ordained), either Orthodox or otherwise, you must organize your visit through the Mt Athos Pilgrim’s office in Thessaloniki.
Pilgrims are admitted to Athos on a daily basis that is composed of two quotas: 120 Orthodox pilgrims and 10 non-Orthodox visitors may enter Athos each day, having first obtained proper documentation that outlines a permissible duration of stay (usually four days). This documentation is called the diamonitirion, and serves as one’s ‘entrance pass’ to the Holy Mountain.
Telephone or fax the Mt Athos Pilgrim’s Office in Thessaloniki
- Tel. +30-2310-252575
- Fax. +30-2310-222424