Every Wednesday and Sunday from May till October
Duration 9 hours approximately / Starting time 07:00 am – Ending time 18:30 pm
Sometimes referred to as Mount Athos, the name of the 2033m mountain close to the southern tip of the peninsula, the “Holy Mountain” has had the status of an autonomous state for over 1,000 years. Famous for its ancient monasteries, the first of which was built in 963, Athos is the most difficult section of Halkidiki to visit. All females, including female animals, are forbidden to pass beyond Ouranoupolis village into the monks’ territory.
Men who wish to visit must apply for a permit up to 6 months in advance, allowing them to visit no longer than 4 days. To this day 1.700 monks still live under strict rules on the Holy Mountain, with no woman ever being allowed to set foot there.
The cruise will give you the only chance to see this magnificent and holy place! Cruising along the west coast you are given the opportunity to view and photograph Europe’s most unique Monks republic with its impressive Byzantine Monasteries.
Don’t forget that you will also be lucky enough to enjoy the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis!! An independent state in the midst of Greece is waiting for you to visit!!!
||First pick up from hotels
||Arrive to Ormos Panagias port and board to the Ship
||Start of cruise / sail to west coast point
||Guided cruise and watch the Monasteries of: St Paylos/Dionysiou/Grigoriou/Simonos Petra/Ksilopotamou/Russian Monastery/Dochiariou/Ksenofontos
||Arrive to Ouranoupoli Village and free time for Coffee / Lunch
||Depart from Ouranoupoli Port and Sail to Ormos Panagias with live folklore Greek music and dancers.
||Arrive to Ormos Panagias, leave the boat and board to the buses for transfer to hotels
||Arrive to last hotels
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
✅ Pick-up and drop-off service from Kassandra, Sithonia, Akti Elias, Lagomandra and Nikiti area (if pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)
✅ Escort and guide
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
❌ Anything that is not specified as included
❌ Personal Expenses
Children up to 3 years old, free of charge on tour rate and travelling on parents’ lap
Children 4 -11 years old, pay 20€
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
- For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
- Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
- Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)
For clarifications please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +30 2810 335 227
We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm