Athos

[ ath-ohs, ey-thos; Greek ah-thaws ]
/ ˈæθ oʊs, ˈeɪ θɒs; Greek ˈɑ θɔs /

noun

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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Athos
/ (ˈæθɒs, ˈeɪ-) /

noun

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)
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