Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

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Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

From $30.38 per person

Take a sightseeing cruise around the holy monasteries of the western section of Mount Athos on the only Glassbottom boat in the region. Combine this experience with the opportunity to explore the only inhabited Halkidiki island: Ammouliani.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Optional audio guide
Bulgarian, English, German, Greek, French, Russian, Italian, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy unique views of the holy monasteries of Mount Athos
  • Learn about the monasteries through multilingual commentary
  • Pass through the gorgeous Drenia islet complex
  • Visit Ammouliani Island for 1.5 hours
  • Discover Ouranoupoli’s corals through the Glassbottom
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take part in a guided sightseeing cruise around the Mount Athos bay in Halkidiki to view the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain Athos in a Glassbottom vessel. This cruise departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. However, on Tuesday the tour stops at the center of the village of Ammouliani, while on Thursday and Sundays it stops at Alykes beach. After visiting the monasteries, take some fantastic photos as your boat passes the gorgeous Drenia islets or Donkey Islands as the locals refer to them. Explore the majestic island of Ammouliani by stopping there for 1.5 hours where you'll have the opportunity for swimming or to have lunch. On Thursdays and Sundays in May and September, if the weather is not good, the 1.5-hour stop will be at Ammouliani's Village.  Finally, admire the yellow corals of the most famous reef in the region from the Glassbottom boat on the way back to Ouranoupolis, arriving back at the port at 4:30 PM.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour stop at Ammouliani island (Tuesday you'll stop at the village of the island, Thursdays and Sundays you'll stop at Alikes lagoon which you can swim in)
  • 1.5-hour stop in Alikes lagoon-swimming from the boatp
  • Mount Athos sightseeing cruise
  • Observation of Ouranoupoli's coral reef through the Glassbottom
  • Viewing the Drenia islet complex
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Bar on the boat
  • All safety equipment
  • Fuel cost and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Meals and drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Ouranoupoli 630 75, Greece. The ship departs from the only port of Ouranoupolis where the Tower of Prosphorion is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, during August there will be no stops at the village. All tours will stop at the Alikes lagoon for 1.5 hours. You'll be able to swim in the lagoon from the boat stairs.
  • Women are not allowed on Mount Athos for religious reasons. Therefore, the cruise will get no closer than 500 meters to the island
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Toilets available on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.4/5
  • Transportation
    2.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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In itself a nice boat tour. The glass floor was rather ridiculous because it was totally small and if you stand squeezed together with 35 men on the edge, you don't see that much now. However, this is about 3 minutes that you drive over a reef, so not relevant now. Dolphins swam with us, incredibly impressive.

October 2, 2019

The tour was 3/4 hours shorter than stated, so not many monasteries could be visited. Mount Athos can only be said from a distance, but the boat is new and clean.

August 28, 2019

Nice ride, it gives the opportunity to see the very special Monasteries of Athos from the coast. Spacious and comfortable boat, with the possibility of taking something to drink or eat on board. The island of Ammouliani is very pretty.

August 28, 2019

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