Stuart Forster receives a pilgrim's welcome at Mount Athos in Greece, as he explores its monastic traditions.
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Rich in history and mythology, Greece is much more than its spectacular islands, for whom most is an introduction to this multi layered country. Unsurpassed vistas greets visitors at the edge of island Santorini. On the mainland it's rocky mountains, monasteries perched atop pinnacles, or the famed Acropolis ruins at the centre of its capital. Don't forget to try crumbling feta, spanikopita or souvlaki.