My Greek Friend TL translating loosely from this article in Greek News today, tells me that US president Obama requested permission to visit this peninsula in Greece, famous for its ancient Greek, and other Eastern Orthodox monasteries, many of which date back to the eighth century AD. What makes this more interesting is that this peninsula accepts week-long tourists and pilgrims routinely. Yet President Obama was denied access. Perhaps they felt he was more doing pre-operational surveillance rather than actual respectful visitation. I know that’s what I would think.
Here is a 60 Minutes documentary segment on this area below, and here is a google translation of the news story