It all started here, on Mount Athos
this historic, holy peninsula in Greece: a unique and narrow pristine strip of land surrounded by the sea. Its fertile soil, subterranean richness and temperate climate make it one of the regions in the Mediterranean most blessed by mother nature.And, just as importantly, a territory of wisdom, knowledge, culture and respect
For centuries, Mount Athos has been associated with both the Byzantine tradition of monastic life and the wonder of nature. It is, without doubt, one of the most special places on the planet, not only due to the monks’ commitment to ascetic life, but also due to the rich and totally unaltered nature: dense forests, olive groves, vineyards and thousands of species of herbs and flowers With its ecosystem preserved for more than 1200 years, Mount Athos has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of the NATURA 2000 network: The EU’s most ambitious ecological program to conserve the rich natural heritage of Athonite peninsula, preventing and prohibiting any use of pesticides or conventional forms of agriculture
The monks live in harmony with nature, working together to preserve the wild character of the mountains with respect to Mother Nature. Each herb, leaf or blossom is a unique masterpiece that is observed, cherished and harvested by diligent and respectful hands. It is then stored in strictly controlled conditions to protect its fine and pure natural ingredients
AN ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE
We discovered the encyclopedic knowledge of the monks on the incredible properties of the natural ingredients grown on this pure land. So pure that over the years, these ingredients have become even stronger in their ability to protect and heal the skin. We therefore decided to study with the monks, our botanists and pharmacists selecting the Athonite plants and herbs that can provide best care and cure for the skin. Athonites was born here, inspired by recipes that originate in monastic manuscripts, hidden in centuries-old libraries, with the sole purpose of delivering the best health, the warmest glow and the finest overall wellness for the skin and the body. This is the natural force of Mount Athos.
With respect to Mount Athos’ herbs and plants incredible properties for care and cure, we call our brand ‘Athonites’. This is the basis of all our skin, face and body formulas which we combine with selected complementary actives that strengthen and support healing and protective actions and benefits. We have also created our own water, used in all our formulations: A unique aqueous infusion of 5 organically certified and wild harvested herbs from Mount Athos, carefully chosen for their strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that enhance the anti-pollution and anti-ageing action of each formulation. The natural water used for the infusion comes from the untouched springs of Mount Athos.