Halkidiki Cruise 2
Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos

Sightseeing Tour of the Monasteries of the Holy Mountain of Athos, departing from Sithonia

ormos panagias to mount athos cruise 2

Enjoy an Ormos Panagias 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 pointOrmos Panagias 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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Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos

Morning Cruise 09:30am

On-Board Full-Ticket Price:   €25   €22.5

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

Description

The cruise to Mount Athos departs from Ormos Panagias at 9:30 in the morning with the “Saint George” and “Prophet Elias” boats. Every Wednesday and Saturday from the 15th of April until the 15th of October.

See cruise info for more details!

Wear the most beautiful smile, bring together your best mood and enjoy the cruises of Athos sea cruises with the most modern boats in the area and 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.
  • Check in 8:30 to 9:00
  • 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 Ormos Panagias 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 Ormos Panagias 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.

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 crowds

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

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 Mount Athos

A majestic place, side by side with the dolphins! ...Including a stop at Ouranoupolis village.

Departure from Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos

The vessel “Agios Georgios” and “Profitis Ilias” depart at 9:30 from the port of Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos southwest side cruise and it lasts approximately 7 hours. Embarkment starts at 8:30. It is wise that the visitors embark 1 hour before the 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.

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Sightseeing by the Monasteries & a stop at Ouranoupolis

As we depart from Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos cruise, the schedule is announced from the speakers and there is an update on board. The route to the first monastery lasts 2.5 to 3 hours during which you can enjoy the cruise looking at both the Sithonia Peninsula and the Mount Athos one embracing the Siggitikos bay. If you have a look at the blue sea, you can spot dolphins which usually accompany us on our trip and at the same time you will learn about the history of Mount Athos through the guided tour which is head on board from the speakers.

The way the Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos cruise takes place depends on the weather conditions. If the weather conditions are favorable, then the trip departs from Ormos Panagias heading to H.M. Saint Pavlos which is situated at the foot of Mountain Athos which towers up to 2.033m., in the southern part of Mount Athos. If the weather conditions are not favorable, then the trip begins and our first destination is H.M. Dochiariou.

During this route, 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.

There is a stop at about 14:00 at the harbor of Ouranoupoli where you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to wander through the picturesque village, the shops with local products and the Byzantine Tower which decorates its harbor. Food is available at all the small tavernas which will offer you not only local dishes but also byzantine and minorasian tastes.

Dancing your way back

Departure is due at about 15:30, our vessel will travel back to the little harbor in Ormos Panagias where it will arrive in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. During the trip our bouzouki player will play and sing for you traditional songs with a Greek aroma. He will be among you so that you will be able to take pictures with him and enjoy his music. Arrival at Ormos Panagias is due at about 17:00.

Learn more about Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos covid-19 healthcare measures.

One of the Halkidiki cruises you can’t miss!

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

Sure there are, if you’ll buy an Ormos Panagias 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 want to join in 2 different cruises of yours?

Sure there are! For example, if you buy an Ormos Panagias 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.

Is Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos a pet friendly tour?

Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos cruise is a pet friendly tour, just bring with you your pet’s necessary equipment

Happy travellers share their experience!

Giorgos Vis
Giorgos Vis
2021-02-23
Great trip with professional personnel !! We joined the blue lagoon cruise, departing from Sithonia. Nice, relaxing trip, we enjoyed it. Banana beach is the must destination, an almost private beach. Tasty and very well organized BBQ on the beach. The local market place of Ammouliani island was interesting and the last destination where the boat stopped at the open sea and we jumped in the sea from the boat was fantastic. All COVID-19 regulations like social distances, masks and frequent disinfections was seemed to be observed. Finally, about the personnel was there at any time to help.
pjescicmladen
pjescicmladen
2020-12-23
Great Boat Experience Friendly Crew and excellent service. It was a great experience for us. The children loved feeding seagulls during the cruise. Thank you very much for the unforgettable trip!
Georg
Georg
2020-11-23
Υπέροχη εμπειρία Ηταν πραγματικα υπέροχη εμπειρία! Το σκαφος ήταν πολύ καθαρό και παρα πολύ φιλικό το πλήρωμα... το ταξίδι μας ήταν πολύ άνετο και ευχάριστο. Όλα ήταν τέλεια οργανωμένα!
Vasilis S
Vasilis S
2020-11-21
Excellent Excellent services. Friendly crew and very nice vibes. I booked my ticket online and I get extra sale.
Markos P
Markos P
2020-11-21
Great Experience The best thing to do in the area. Everything is well organized, boat is very clean, the crew is very friendly , the view majestic and the BBQ simply... Greek !! Great experience for families !
Alexis M
Alexis M
2020-11-21
Unique experience with Athos Sea Cruises It was a trully brilliant day trip to the heart of the Orthodox monastic life! Captain Fotis is a professional person who will make your experience last forever! Absolutely highly recommended to both foreign tourists and Greek citizens. P.S. All COVID19 precautions were applied and we were feeling safe troughout the trip.
Alexandros M
Alexandros M
2020-11-15
Μοναδική εμπειρία Ως μια παρέα φίλων περάσαμε πάρα πολύ ωραία, με διαφορά η καλύτερη εμπειρία του καλοκαιριού μας, η μαγευτική διαδρομή κατά μήκος του Όρους σε συνδυασμό με την άκρως επαγγελματική εξυπηρέτηση του προσωπικού είναι κάτι που σίγουρα θα θυμόμαστε για πολύ καιρό !!
Πετρος Π
Πετρος Π
2020-11-15
Εξαιρετικό Πήγα με την κοπέλα μου, εξαιρετικό μέρος για να ηρεμήσει κάποιος και να απολαύσει το φαγητό και το ποτό του καταστήματος
Nikos K
Nikos K
2020-11-15
Φοβερή εμπειρία Βρεθήκαμε εκεί τον Ιούλιο με την παρέα μου και ήταν όλα φοβερά. Η κρουαζιέρα απίστευτη με το πλήρωμα να τηρούσε όλα τα μέτρα προστασίας λόγω COVID-19

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!

Ormos Panagias to Mount Athos

Morning Cruise 09:30am

On-Board Full-Ticket Price:   €25   €22.5

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

Description

The cruise to Mount Athos departs from Ormos Panagias at 9:30 in the morning with the “Saint George” and “Prophet Elias” boats. Every Wednesday and Saturday from the 15th of April until the 15th of October.

See cruise info for more details!

Wear the most beautiful smile, bring together your best mood and enjoy the cruises of Athos sea cruises with the most modern boats in the area and 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.
  • Check in 8:30 to 9:00
  • 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.