- Mount, the easternmost of three prongs of the peninsula of Chalcidice, in NE Greece: site of an autonomous theocracy constituted of 20 monasteries. 131 sq. mi. (340 sq. km); about 35 miles (56 km) long.
- a headland on this peninsula. 6350 feet (1935 meters) long.
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As to Athos, they thought him dead, and left him on the ground.
The swoon of Athos had merely been occasioned by loss of blood.
There happened to be in La Valliere's room a miniature of Athos.
The king turned pale; Athos looked at him with fixed attention.
"And a want of confidence on the part of the subject," pursued Athos, intrepidly.
- Mount Athos a mountainous peninsula in NE Greece: location of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, an autonomous administrative division of Greece since 1927; inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks in about 20 monasteries, some founded in the 10th century; prohibited to women and children. Pop: 1942 (2001)