Booking for : Mount Athos ‼️ Half Day Cruise Departure from Ouranoupolis

Mount Athos ‼️ Half Day Cruise Departure from Ouranoupolis

Tour Details

Every Monday and Saturday

Duration 3 ½ hours / Starting 10:15 am – Ending 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!!!

Indicative Timetable:

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


✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Ouranoupolis ( If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us)

✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✅ Professional guide

Not Included:

❌  Anything that is not specified as included

❌  Personal Expenses

Remember to bring ‼️ Camera, cash for lunch or coffee/drinks to Ouranoupoli, swimsuit , beach towel, sun screen, hat, umbrella


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 12.50€

 Cancellation Policy

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

⚠️ Important Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Covid – 19 measures applicable for Season 2021:

  • Mandatory use of face covering before boarding on bus. Failure to abide by this measure is subject to fines by local authorities.

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.

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

Additional Info

  • Duration : 🌞 Half Day
  • Price from: €25
  • Location : Ouranoupoli

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