Monks eating in the refectory (interior of the Trapeza, looking west).Vatopedi monastery.Only one inscription of 1319/20, built on the western face of the katholikon exonarthex, referring to its renovation, as well as the refurbishment of the olive press, survives today from the Byzantine refectory of the Monastery.
Environment: Agion Oros could well be the most beautiful and unspoilt part of Greece.The Mount Athos peninsula is the most eastern of the three in Chalkidiki. It has a length of around 70 kilometers and a width between 8 and 12 kilometers. It is of course, dominated by the 2300 meters high mountain. The sea on the north side is, depending the season, ferocious while the water of Siggitikos gulf is usually milder.
The Divine cuisine of Mount Athos.The food cooked by the monks on Mount Athos is a flavor-packed amalgamation of the knowledge, style and experience each cook brings to the community a wonderful medley shaped by strict dietary rules.
For years, the nutrition of the monks on Mount Athos is based on their plantations, which provide them the food to enrich their organism with all the necessities they themselves produce.
The way of living and nutrition habits, apart from the daily life on Mount Athos, concern people worldwide.