Mount Athos is located on the peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos. It is known as a place, that is completely dedicated to prayer and worship of God. For this reason, it is called the Holy Mount. The Mount Athos that dominates the peninsula is a huge cone of 2'033 metres in height. It is a World Heritage Site and autonomous polity within the Hellenic Republic under the official name Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain.
(In 2008 the Hellenic Postal Service started issuing Mount Athos postage stamps for postal use only at the two post offices in Karyai and Dafni).
Greece 1961, Athos.
Central African Republic 2011, a Shipwreck near Mount Athos (1856).
The stamp was issued in the series: "Paintings by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky",