Halkidiki Cruise 1
Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos
Sightseeing Tour of the Monasteries of the Holy Mountain of Athos
Enjoy an Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise. Sightseeing guided tour to the West side of Mount Athos peninsula an UNESCO World Heritage Site. A full of experience cruise to Mount Athos you can’t miss!
Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos: Morning Cruise 10:30am
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Cruise-1a Tickets: Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos (morning, 10:30am)
Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos: Afternoon Cruise 2:00pm
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Cruise-1b Tickets: Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos (Noon, 2:00pm)
- Guided Tour departs from Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos monasteries
- Explore the West side of Mount Athos an UNESCO World Heritage Site
- You might see dolphins, keep your sight to the sea
- Enjoy drinks and snacks on board
- Buy some souvenirs on board
Important Note: If you purchased any of the optional services, you need to present your ticket (received in your email) where these are mentioned.
For reservations: In case you encounter any issue when you try to purchase your tickets, do call us through +306986107451, or send us an email at: email@example.com
Enjoy majestic moments on board, Explore all the SouthWest side of Mount Athos peninsula an UNESCO World heritage site. The wilderness of the landscape, the human’s power who, over a thousand years ago, managed to construct all these spectacular buildings, monasteries like castles, skites like villages and arsanades like ports.
During the Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos route, you will be able to be tour guided and see 8 monasteries: Holy Monastery of Dochiariou, H.M. Xenophontos, H.M. Panteleimonos (Russian Monastery), H.M. Xiropotamou, the central port of Mount Athos Daphni, H.M. Simonos Petras, H.M. Grigoriou, H.M. Dionysiou and finally in the shadow of Mountain Athos which towers up to 2033m. H.M. Saint Pavlou.
Subsequently, you will see the New Skite, and Saint Anna’s Skite. -Finally, you may be a witness of the daily shows that dolphins offer to us during our trip.
Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise is the most famous cruise in Halkidiki.
Safety measures in place
Due to Covid-19 Health Safety Protocols, the Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire is to be completed by all adults before embarkation. Don’t forget to print yours and complete it before boarding to save time!
Σύμφωνα με το πρωτόκολλο ασφαλείας για την καταπολέμηση της Covid-19, οι ενήλικες επιβάτες θα πρέπει να συμπληρώσουν το ειδικό έντυπο-ερωτηματολόγιο δήλωσης υγείας πριν την επιβίβαση. Τυπώστε το δικό σας και συμπληρώστε το πριν την επιβίβαση για να γλιτώσετε χρόνο!
Prepare for the Activity
- Contactless check in, do not print your tickets, save the enviroment.
- If you fail to show up in time for the departure there is no refund.
- In case of bad weather please contact us prior your cruise. If the cruise is canceled you will get a refund.
- If the cruise does not reached the minimum number of 20 people, the cruise is canceled and you will get a refund.
- The boat keeps a distance of 500m from the coast according to the Mount Athos avaton law.
- Wheelchair accessible
- There are rest rooms (WC) on the boat
- Wear the most beautiful smile, bring together your best mood and enjoy the cruises of Athos sea cruises with the most modern and safe boats in the area with the most trained crew!
A tour by the Monasteries of a Holy Mountain
A majestic place, side by side with the dolphins!
Daily Departure from Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos
The vessel “Captain Fotis” and “Ioanna” depart daily at 10:30 and 14:00 from Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos southwest side, embarkment starts at 9:30. It is wise that the visitors embark half an hour before departure.
You can get your tickets from our official agencies in Ouranoupoli, online or on the vessel. Also, you can call to reserve your seats on the phone 00.30698.610.7451. The tickets are checked during the embarkment. During the summer months June, July and August we propose that you buy your tickets on time, because the number of passengers on each cruise is limited.
The Gates of Mount Athos
Our 3-hour trip starts passing by the last little houses of Ouranoupoli and the borders of Mount Athos that separate the outside world from the world of monastic life. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the southwest peninsula of Mount Athos. In particular, the wilderness of the landscape, the human’s power who, over a 1.000 years ago, managed to construct all these spectacular buildings, monasteries, skites, arsanades.
Pilgrimage: After agreement, the ship halts in about 500 meters from the coast, according to the law. “Fathers” (monks) approach, bringing holy remnants and people piously worship them. It’s a unique moment since women are not permitted to enter the region (“state”) to worship.
Tour Guiding all the way
During the route of Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise, you will be able to be tour guided and see 8 monasteries: Holy Monastery Docheiariou, H.M. Xenophontos, H.M. Panteleimonos (Russian Monastery), H.M. Xiropotamou, the central port of Mount Athos Daphni, H.M. Simonos Petras, H.M. Grigoriou, H.M. Dionysiou and finally in the shadow of Mountain Athos which towers up to 2033m. H.M. Saint Pavlou. Subsequently, you will see the New Skite, and Saint Anna’s Skite. Finally, we hope that you will witness the daily shows that dolphins offer to us during our trips.
Learn more about Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos covid-19 healthcare measures.
One of the Halkidiki cruises you can’t miss!
Tour-guiding in different languages (eg. Greek, English, German, Romanian) depends on the majority of travelers. Tour-guiding in Greek is done by the Captain, who has a specific knowledge about the monks’ life.