Halkidiki Churches & Monasteries - The Dochiariou Monastery in Halkidiki, Greece is steeped in history, dating back to its establishment in the 10th century by the revered monk Daniel the Docheiarios. Situated on Mount Athos, the largest monastic community in Greece, the monastery is dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The largest church on Mount Athos, constructed in 1568, houses an exceptional collection of murals by the renowned Cretan painter, Tzotzis. If you're planning a visit to the Dochiariou Monastery, it’s important to note that a permit is required to enter Mount Athos, and only men are permitted inside the monastery, as is the case with all monasteries on Mount Athos.

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