The main sea port of Mount Athos
The bay of Dafni (or Daphne) and its homonymous settlement are the largest (central) port of Mount Athos. It is located on the west coast of the Athonian Peninsula, very close to the Xeropotamou Monastery.
The importance of Dafni from antiquity to the present day
The unceasing value of the port of Dafni has been known since ancient times. According to historical data, at this place there was a temple in honor of Apollo.
In the recent history of Mount Athos, Dafni became a point of reference, as here, after 488 years of Ottoman occupation, the Greek flag was raised on November 2, 1912.
The key location of Dafni stands out to this day, being the first stop for pilgrims, who come to visit the monastic state of Athos.
During the winter season, the port of Dafni often remains blocked due to weather conditions and strong winds that do not allow ferry boats and ships to sail. Prohibition notices are issued by the Port Authority of Mount Athos and block the port for approximately 30-40 days a year.
Services and businesses based in Dafni
Important services such as the Port Authority, the Police Station, the Customs and the Post Office are located in Dafni, which serve the monks and pilgrims upon their arrival or departure from Mount Athos.
Here, in Dafni, is our store Monastiriaka (mount athos shop) and we are the oldest company in Greece for gathering and distributing monastic products to the whole world.
We make shipments all over Greece and to more than 100 countries around the world.
Our store in Dafni of Mount Athos - monastiriaka.gr
With great respect, love, and trust to the monastic tradition, we present to you a wide variety of monastic products and quality handicrafts, made by the monks in the monasteries of Mount Athos and other orthodox monasteries in Greece. Honey, wines, olive oil, prayer ropes, frankincense, icons, books and wood carvings are just a few of the products we have.
Our website www.monastiriaka.gr is the first online store of selling products from Orthodox monasteries. At the same time, we are one of the oldest websites on the world wide web with the same subject.
The many years of working in the field of monastic products, as well as the respect we show to this project, have given us the opportunity to actively participate in all conferences and events related to the production and distribution of monastic products.
Our highest goal is to bring the authentic monastic products closer to the faithful in Greece and all over the world.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support over the years.
With Love in Christ,
Monastiriaka Mount Athos