During your holidays in Greece you will find, both on the mainland and on the Greek islands, that religion and faith are everywhere. From Mt Athos and Meteora to Patmos and Crete, from the Aegean to the Ionian, from the Peloponnese to Central Greece. Greeks have impressed their Christian faith on the land throughout the country and over the centuries, building monasteries, churches and chapels of great religious and architectural import. For Orthodox Christians around the world, the monasteries in Greece are places of major pilgrimages, and are ideal for your religious trips to Greece. They are special, authentic and timeless. Almost always built in beautiful locations, often on the sites of ancient temples and sanctuaries, the monasteries symbolise the human attempt to overcome the earthly.