I am very curious about visiting the monasteries of Mt. Athos. However, most of the information I see about visiting seems to be directed towards Orthodox pilgrims (and even that seems relatively scant); though I have a great respect for and interest in the Orthodox Church (hence my desire to visit), I'm not Orthodox, and don't plan on converting anytime soon (nor would I feel comfortable misrepresenting myself).
Is there any way for a non-Orthodox man to visit Mt. Athos? If so, what is the procedure?