Cruise 7

Ouranoupolis to Mount Athos & islets Drenia

A Mix Tour

A tour by the Monasteries & swim at islets Drenia

Combining sightseeing and relaxation

Departure from Ouranoupolis

The vessel “Captain Fotis” and “Ioannna” depart daily at 10:30 from Ouranoupolis for the cruise in the southwest side of Mount Athos. Embarkment starts at 9”30 and it is wise that the visitors board half an hour before departure.

You can get your tickets from our official agencies in Ouranoupoli, from our e-shop 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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Tour in 8 Monasteries

Our 3-hour trip starts passing by the last little houses of Ouranoupolis and the borders of Mount Athos which separate the outside world from that of the monastic life. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of the southwest peninsula of Mount Athos. |In particular, you will admire the unspoilt wilderness of the landscape, the strength of man, who over 1,000 years ago managed to construct all these impressive buildings, monasteries, skites and arsanades(dockyards).

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. You will also see the New Skite and Saint Anna’s Skite.

On our sailing towards our next destination at the small island of Ouranoupolis we hope you will witness the daily shows that the dolphins perform on our trips.

Swimming at islets Drenia + Lunch in traditional tavern (not included in price)

After our arrival at the small harbour of Ouranoupolis, the crew of the vessel will lead you to the small boats which will take you to the small islands of Drenia of Ammouliani in 15 minutes .It is an admirable place which consists of a group of small islands which are equally beautiful to many exotic destinations in Asia and America-blue waters and green vegetation which are distinctive of the area. You will have the opportunity to relax for 2 hours on a sunbed and under the shade of umbrellas, on a beach with a beach bar and a taverna where you can order any traditional seafood you desire besides the menu you have bought.

The area is also ideal for those who love exploration since in its Northern part there are small hills with steep cliffs, if you able to reach them, you will be speechless by the view to the open sea, Sithonia and the Mount Athos peninsula.
Our return to the small harbour of Ouranoupoli can take place whenever you desire since the small boats perform their services all day every hour until 18:00 in the afternoon.

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!