Mount Athos is the third, eastern and more magical peninsula of Chalkidiki, which totally belongs to the church community. It is the only place in Greece that is completely devoted to the worship and prayer of God. That’s why it is called in Greek Holy Mountain (Agio Oros). Mount Athos is home to 20 monasteries. The natural location of the peninsula is admirable. The Athonite monasteries feature a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, rare books, ancient documents, and artworks of immense historical value, and Mount Athos has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1988.
What to expect :
The traditional sailing boat Saint George (Agios Georgios) leaves from Ormos Panagias port every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 in the morning. The trip begins by sailing from the coasts of Sithonia towards the south of the Athos peninsula . The first monastery that we will meet is the monastery of Saint Paul. Then we will continue sailing north, along the western coasts, admiring 4 more monasteries of significant and extraordinary beauty, till we reach the monastery borders, that separate Mount Athos from the outside world. Next stop will be the island Ammouliani with its amazing natural beauty and its remarkable beach, where we will be able to relax taking a break of two hours, enjoying the sun and taking our lunch in the calming organized beach of the beach bar Island. Final but not least, we will take the boat and leave for Ormos Panagias port which is our final destination. Our way back will be accompanied with live mpouzouki and greek dances. Our arrival time at the port of Ormos Panagias is estimated at 17:30.
• 8 hours relaxing sailing cruise through the beautiful coasts of Sithonia and the peninsula of Athos
• take a close look of the extraordinary beauty of Mount Athos and its monasteries
• discover the stunning landscape of these UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries
• visit the well-known for its natural beauty and gold beaches, island of Ammouliani
• great photo opportunities
• roundtrip cruise tickets
• transfer to/from the departure point
• soft lunch and drink
• tour information on the boat in English, German, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian
• all taxes
• personal expenses
Additional info :
• confirmation will be received within 8 hours of booking, subject to availability
• children must be accompanied by an adult
• children rates apply to ages no more than 12 years old
Voucher info :
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
On the confirmation voucher, there will be complete operator information, including local telephone numbers, maps with the exact departure and arrival time, exact time and duration.
Cancellation Policy :
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there will be no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days, there will be a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within two days, there will be a 100 percent cancellation fee.