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Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos

Sightseeing Tour of the Monasteries of the Holy Mountain of Athos

A tour by the Monasteries of a Holy Mountain

A majestic place, side by side with the dolphins!

Daily Departure from Ouranoupoli

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 and 13:45 (a second cruise on the same day at 13:45 is active from 15/5 to 15/10) and the cruise approximately lasts 3 hours.

The Gates of Mount Athos

The ship heads to the southwestern part of the peninsula and in about 10 minutes, it reaches the sea-borders of the monastic state and its territory. From there, it arrives in 15 minutes in the area of the first Russian cloister and after sailing in unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou, in around 40 minutes. Another 7 monasteries follow then, as well as the Holy Mount’s central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house.

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

The duration of the tour-guiding’s last part is approximately 40 minutes. The ship returns sailing again by the last 4 monasteries and, having one and a half hour spare time up to Ouranoupolis port, you can do your shopping on board, discuss your impressions or take photos of yourselves on the ship’s bridge with the Captain.

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.

On-board amenities

Things you can enjoy during the cruise

A documentary about the monks’ life on three TVs in the lounge, and video games for the kids.

Video-tapes about the Holy Mount, books in many languages, maps etc.

Cold dishes, ouzo, beer, pizza

Any type of coffee, chocolate

Holy icons (wax or paper), knit bracelets, incenses and many more souvenirs

Taking photos on-board with your own camera or with ours.

Book your Tickets Online and get our special 10% to 40% Discount!

Discounts start from 10% from the first ticket you book online and can reach up to 40% for 35 tickets or more!