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Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos

Sightseeing Tour of the Monasteries of the Holy Mountain of Athos

ouranoupolis to mount athos cruise

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!

Departure pointOuranoupolis port
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COVID-19 precautionsSpecial health and safety measures apply.
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Duration 3 hoursStarting time 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos

Morning Cruise 10:30am

On-Board Full-Ticket Price:   €20   €18

Children 0-6 years old travel free but you have to book them a free ticket!

Description

 

The cruise (1a) to Mount Athos departs from Ouranoupolis with the “Captain Fotis” boat of 300 seats and ”Ioanna” boat of 170 seats. Daily from the 1st of April until the 31st of October at 10:30.  The duration of the cruise to Mount Athos is three hours long. On this tour you will be able to explore the NorthWest side of Mount Athos.  Eight majestic monasteries, small villages (skites), small ports (arsanas) and the central port of Mount Athos Dafni. There is a audio tour guide on board in several languages.

Mount Athos cruise is an experience you can’t miss if you are close to the area of Halkidiki. If you are interested in a pilgrimage of Holy Relics you have to contact us for more info.

The cruise to Mount Athos will guide you to a time travel in the past.

Do not miss our blog, price off coupons are available!

  • Check in with the ticket you ”ll receive in your email account
  • Do not print them, save the enviroment

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!

Useful notes:

  • The boarding ends 30 minutes before departure in order to allow adequate time to implement physical distancing measures and better service for you.
  • 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.
  • If you fail to show up in time for the departure there is no refund.

Highlights

  • 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

Full Description

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.

Includes

  • Tour to the West side of Mount Athos peninsula
  • Tour-guiding in several languages
  • Safety equipment
  • P&I Hamburg Marine Insurance
  • Fuel cost
  • Taxes
  • Port authorities special fees
  • Tablet with audio guide for those who will not listen their language

COVID-19 precautions

Safety measures in place

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowd

Traveler requirements

  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
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!

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.

ouranoupolis to mount athos map

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.

Is Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise a family friendly tour?

Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise is also a family friendly tour, it’s duration is 3 hours long and except the guiding to the monasteries of Mount Athos and the spectecular view of these great architecture building, someone can have some fun searching for the dolphins show or trying to feed the seagulls (bring with you some bread to feed them).

We want to buy the tickets online, are any discounts available?

Sure there are, if you’ll buy an Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise ticket from our official website you will get a 10% discount in the check out, carefull, that’s available for our online tickets.

Are any discount coupons available if we join 2 different cruises of yours?

Sure there are! For example, if you buy an Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos cruise online you will get one email with your online tickets you already bought and another one with an online discount coupon for your next cruise you’d like to choose.

Happy travellers share their experience!

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% Discount!

Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos

Morning Cruise 10:30am

On-Board Full-Ticket Price:   €20   €18

Children 0-6 years old travel free but you have to book them a free ticket!

Description

 

The cruise (1a) to Mount Athos departs from Ouranoupolis with the “Captain Fotis” boat of 300 seats and ”Ioanna” boat of 170 seats. Daily from the 1st of April until the 31st of October at 10:30.  The duration of the cruise to Mount Athos is three hours long. On this tour you will be able to explore the NorthWest side of Mount Athos.  Eight majestic monasteries, small villages (skites), small ports (arsanas) and the central port of Mount Athos Dafni. There is a audio tour guide on board in several languages.

Mount Athos cruise is an experience you can’t miss if you are close to the area of Halkidiki. If you are interested in a pilgrimage of Holy Relics you have to contact us for more info.

The cruise to Mount Athos will guide you to a time travel in the past.

Do not miss our blog, price off coupons are available!

  • Check in with the ticket you ”ll receive in your email account
  • Do not print them, save the enviroment

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!

Useful notes:

  • The boarding ends 30 minutes before departure in order to allow adequate time to implement physical distancing measures and better service for you.
  • 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.
  • If you fail to show up in time for the departure there is no refund.