The ships depart from 01 April to 31 October once up to twice a day from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the “gates” of Holy Mount Athos, according to demand. Departure times are 10:30 (Morning Cruise 1a) and 13:45 (Noon Cruise 1b) (Noon Cruise 1b at 13:45 is active from 15/5 to 15/10) and the cruise lasts ca. 3 hours. The ship heads to the southwestern part of the peninsula and in ca. 10 minutes, it reaches the sea-borders of the monastic state and its territory.