It is administered as a self-sufficient commonwealth inside the Greek Republic. Mount Athos is home to 20 religious’ communities under the immediate locale of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Mount Athos has been occupied since antiquated occasions and is known for its about 1,800-year consistent Christian nearness and its long chronicled ascetic conventions, which go back to in any event 800 A.D. what's more, the Byzantine time. Today, more than 2,000 priests from Greece and numerous different nations, including Eastern Orthodox nations, for example, Romania, Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Russia, carry on with an austere life in Athos, disconnected from the remainder of the world. The Athonite religious communities highlight a rich assortment of well-protected relics, uncommon books, antiquated archives, and craftsmanship’s of massive authentic worth, and Mount Athos has been recorded as a World Heritage site since 1988.