Mount Athos Full Day Cruise from Thessaloniki

Mount Athos Full Day Cruise from Thessaloniki
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$86.35
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Description

This tour will offer you the chance to explore the fable mount Athos peninsula, maybe the most secluded area in Greece. Cruise the azure waters to reach the famous monasteries nestled in the forest. Enjoy amazing seaside views, learn rich info and history from the speakers during the cruise before disembarking in Ouranoupoli, whose charming streets you will stroll. In the last part of the cruise, you will also enjoy a wonderful program with traditional dances and Greek music.

The first part of the program begins with a transfer by bus to Ormos Panagias, situated in N-E of the Sithonia peninsula in Chalkidiki. From this seaport, we will go on with our journey, sailing towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, until we reach the south limit, where the highest point is 2.033 m. From here we shall sail north, along the western coast.

You will be able to see from a close distance (from the boat), the mysterious and miraculous place which has been for centuries the center of Orthodoxy and you will find out new information about the history of Mount Athos and 8 of its monasteries. After approximately 4 hours we shall stop in Ouranoupoli, where you will have enough free time to discover the village, to take a walk, to shop or to have a traditional meal in one of the taverns there.

On our way, back from Ouranoupoli, the boat will sail to the west, to Ormos Panagias and for 1 hour and a half you will watch a wonderful program with traditional dances and Greek music. The cruise will finish in Ormos Panagias, where the bus will be waiting for your drive back to Thessaloniki.

This tour will offer you the chance to explore the fable mount Athos peninsula, maybe the most secluded area in Greece. Cruise the azure waters to reach the famous monasteries nestled in the forest. Enjoy amazing seaside views, learn rich info and history from the speakers during the cruise before disembarking in Ouranoupoli, whose charming streets you will stroll. In the last part of the cruise, you will also enjoy a wonderful program with traditional dances and Greek music.