From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

4.6 / 5

53 reviews

From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

From $24.30 per person

Discover the stunning scenery, rich history and marvelous architecture of the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mount Athos, from the comfort of a new luxury boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Serbian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian, Greek, Romanian, Polish
Pickup included
Main hotels located in a distance of 20 kilometers from Ouranoupoli
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos
  • View beautiful ancient monasteries
  • Enjoy a drink on the journey back
  • Buy original souvenirs
  • Be informed about the life of the monks and the rich history of monasteries
Full description
Start your journey from the port of Ouranoupoli. View impressive monasteries positioned on the cliffs like Simonopetra and Daphni, as you travel around the coast.  Discover the monastic state that has existed for more than 1000 years in accordance with the lifestyle and religiosity of the Byzantines. Keep an eye out for dolphins that may swim alongside the boat. Take the rare opportunity to see a Mediterranean monk seal in the wild, a critically endangered species. 
Includes
  • 3-hour sightseeing boat cruise
  • Multilingual guided tour on the boat
  • Free binoculars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pick-up and drop off service from the hotels nearby Ouranoupolis
  • Food and drinks
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
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Know before you go

  • According to Greek law the boat is not allowed to moor next to the beach or to let people on Mount Athos, so you may see the monasteries from a certain distance
  • You may buy food, drinks and art memorabilia on the boat
  • If your hotel is located within a distance of about 25 kilometers from Ouranoupolis, please contact the tour operator to arrange your free pick-up and drop off service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Lovely relaxing cruise. A must for anyone visiting halkidiki.

Brilliant cruise along the coast to Mt Athos seeing all the many monasteries along the way. We were picked up from our hotel by calypso cruises and also dropped back off at the end. The staff were very friendly and the boat was lovely. As we were the first on the boat we were able to get the best seats at the very front of the boat. It was cushioned and we were able to sunbath also. The guide was very informative and spoke in many languages. Definately worth the money.

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August 26, 2018

Les monastères qui se succèdent sont jolis mais les commentaires sont faits par haut parleur et il est très compliqué de les entendre . Pas de guide et pour les jumelles elles sont dans la cabine du capitaine (dommage de s en être rendu compte à la fin ....personne ne vous en propose !) Pensez à prendre une petite laine car avec le vent il ne fait pas chaud malgré les 30 degrés .

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September 10, 2020

The journey started on time and at two stops monks came on board and held ceremonies for the local and other believers, which was very exciting, otherwise the monasteries were easy to see and the language was also very clear.

September 21, 2019

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