Daily without pick-up & drop-off service from May till October
Every Monday from May till October with pick-up & drop-off sevice
Duration 3 ½ hours – Starting time 10:15 am / Ending time 13:45 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!!!
10:15 Board to the Ship
10:30 Start of cruise
10:45 Guided cruise and watch the Monasteries of: Zografou/Konstamonitou/Dohiariou/Xenofontos/Panteleimon/Simonos Petra/Grigoriou/St Paul/St Annas Skiti
13:45 Return to Ouranoupoli Village
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Professional guide
❌ Pick-up & Drop-Off service from your hotel or the closest pick-up point (+5€ per adult / children +2.50€)
❌ 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 from 4 to 11 years old pay 10€
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
- 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.
- In case of booking with request for pick-up and drop-off service, 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.
Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.
Book now through our website or contact us for more information at +30 2810 335227 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com
Why to choose this package!
- View and photograph Europe’s most unique Monks republic with its impressive Byzantine Monasteries
- Enjoy the picturesque village of Ouranoupolis