On June 6th and after meeting with the Greek president Karolos Papoulias in Athens, the head of the Ukrainian government, Mr. Viktor Yanukovych accompanied by 40 of his closest associates set off for a spiritual voyage to Mount Athos.
Online PR News – 08-July-2010 – – Along with approximately 70% of the population of Ukraine, Mr. Yanukovych is also an Orthodox Christian and so is almost the entire population of Greece. This is not the first time that the president of Ukraine has visited this sacred place.
Mount Athos also known as Holy Mountain has been blessed by Virgin Mary and hence it is also called the garden of Theotokos. It is a sacred settlement in the peninsula of Halkidiki in Greece only accessed by boat. Entrance is only allowed to males and only after obtaining a special written permission called “diamonitirio”. The settlement consists of 20 monasteries and 12 hermitages (areas of asceticism). It is administered by the representatives of the 20 monasteries which form the Holy Community. The president’s visit and transfer to the monasteries was organized by Eagles Palace.
The Eagles Palace Resort & Spa is located near Ouranoupolis village in Halkidiki. It is a very luxurious resort surrounded by the inspiring nature and the blessed waters. The hotel’s owner Mr. Tornivoukas welcomed Mr. Yanukovych in person, which he considered as a great honor and made sure to accommodate him and his associates in any possible way. The Ukrainian president met with Greek ministers and the Ukrainian consul of Thessaloniki during his visit. He also enjoyed the Mediterranean cuisine in one of the hotel’s restaurants along with the rest of his team. The women that accompanied them spent most of their time at the hotel’s spa which is considered to be one of the best day spas in the world and at the hotel’s private gold sandy beach.
The Eagles Palace 5 Star Hotel & Spa offers exceptional services in an environment of spiritual harmony.
Eagles Palace Resort & Spa
GR - 630 75, Greece
Telephone: +30 23770 31101-4, 31047-8
Fax: +30 23770 31383