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Wine Metochi Chromitsa Monastery Of Agios Panteleimon, Mount Athos Already in the 14th century, Russian monks cultivated vineyards, olive trees, cereals, orchards and more in the Chromitsa Dependency. Chromitsa in Russian means supplier. The Dependency was renamed as Chromitsa Dependency because it was the main supplier of the Agios Panteleimon monastery in wine, oil, bread and vegetables. In 1973, during a severe storm, Evangelos Tsantalis took refuge in the Chromitsa Dependency. There, noting the abandoned vines surrounded by unspoilt nature, he proposed to the Abbot to cultivate these vineyards, while asking permission to use them for making wine. This is how Athonite wine made its début in the outside world, setting the foundations for a great tradition! The wines from the Chromitsa Dependency • AGIORITIKOS • METOCHI CHROMITSA • ΑΒΑΤΟΝ • KORMILITSA • AGATHON,… with the Protected Geographical Indication Mount Athos have won major awards in the strictest international oenological competitions and have been praised by notable wine critics around the world. “Kormilitsa” has been recognized by the Russian authorities as the «official wine of the Kremlin in Moscow».

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Gastronomy & Wine  
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Located at the foot of Agion Oros with its unique culinary particularity of a diet based on vegetables and fish for the 2,500 monks living o...