The Monastery of the Transfiguration is a dependency of the monastery of Simonos-Petra at Mount Athos.
Mount Athos is a monastic republic which benefits from autonomy within the Greek State, recognised by the European Community.
Mount Athos, whose summit is 2033m high, is a peninsula to the south of the Chalkidiki. 1800 monks live in this mountainous region inside twenty large monasteries or sites and retreats linked to them.
Monastery of Simonos-Petra