Wine has always been an integral part of life on Mount Athos. The history began with the myth of the furious giant Athos threw a massive rock against the sea god Poseidon. But the rock fell under the eastern corner of the then two-fingered Halkidiki peninsula and created the third finger of the peninsula : Mount Athos. Today, Mount Athos is an independent monastic community of Christian Orthodox monks. For more than 1 000 years, wine has always been an integral part of life on Mount Athos and vine cultivation one of the most important occupations of the monks.

Images and director Serge Desrosiers
Vital Productions © 2012

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