The oldest free distillation place
- In north Greece near the city of Thessaloniki lies the autonomous
monastic state of Athos also called the Holly mountain
It is some kind of a Christian Orthodox Vatican inhabitant by monks
It has borders,Women are banned.It is also called the Madonnas vinyard
It was founded by Byzantine emperors more than a 1000 years ago and
traditionally even today pays no taxes not even for distillation
Some male visitors are entering and stay there
The monks give you shelter ,share their food ,wine and tsipouro,and
never make questions
Among the visitors Putin of Russia,Prince Charles who comes every
year and paints .
So this is a unique place where distillation is free,There are no
women and you are near God.
I had the opportunity to visit it once
I salute you all