Monasteries of Mount Athos Boat Cruise
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
Monasteries Of Mount Athos
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From Sithonia: Monasteries of Mt. Athos Private Cruise

from
850.00

A sea journey that is being characterized as a life experience. If we are lucky, we might see dolphins on the way!

Departing from Vourvourou in Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, this day cruise takes you further south, to the Mount Athos Peninsula. A World Heritage Site and self-governed state in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Moreover, this tour stops at Ammouliani and Drenia islands.

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All about the From Sithonia: Monasteries of Mt. Athos Private Cruise.

An unforgettable voyage to an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

About

Embark on a voyage to Mount Athos, often referred to as the “garden of Virgin Mary,” an Orthodox spiritual center boasting a history of 1,000 years. This monastic community, home to 20 ancient monasteries, stands as a unique and sacred place. As you sail towards Mount Athos, witness its timeless beauty and architectural splendor from just 500m off the shore, the closest approach permitted. Capture the essence of these centuries-old monasteries, offering a glimpse into a world untouched by time. Keep your eyes peeled, as luck might grant you a breathtaking encounter with dolphins along the way! Continue your journey to Ammouliani and Drenia Islands, an archipelago of six small islands adorned with turquoise waters and dreamy sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the exotic landscape, a perfect retreat for the remainder of your day.

Overview

  • Embark on a Premium 7-hour private cruise with the Bayliner VR6, seamlessly blending power and luxury.
  • Explore the historic Monasteries of Mt. Athos with a knowledgeable guide providing a cultural and historical tour.
  • Discover the captivating Ammouliani and Drenia Islands, adding an enriching cultural and scenic dimension to your experience.
  • Inclusions: Captain, fuel, snacks, and snorkeling gear enhance your premium cruise experience.

Available Vessels

  • Bayliner VR6 | Size: 25 ft. • Engine: Mercury 200 hp • Capacity: 7 people


Starting Point: Explore The Outside spot
(at Ekies All Senses Resort, Vourvourou, Sithonia Halkidiki)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Private Boat Tour
  • Captain – local area expert
  • Fuel
  • Water, snacks, beverages, wine or beer
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Third party insurance
  • Emergency assistance & First Aid Kit
  • Life Jackets
  • VAT & Taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch at a local fish restaurant (not included in the price; payable on the spot). We can arrange the reservation for you.
  • Transfers to the starting point are not included but can be arranged upon request.

 

  1. Premium 7 hours

    Embark on an exclusive boat tour along the western coastline of the Athos peninsula in Halkidiki to marvel at the millennia-old Orthodox Monasteries. Your cruise also includes stops at the enchanting Ammouliani and Drenia Islands.

    • Departure Time: Flexible, starting at 10:00 from the chosen departure location.
    • Explore the rich history of Ouranoupolis’ old Byzantine tower. Take a break for coffee at one of Ouranoupolis’ traditional coffee shops (weather permitting).
    • Enjoy possible stops to marvel at the Holy Monasteries, including Dochiariou, Xenofontos, Panteleimonos (Russian), Xiropotamou, Simonos Petras, Grigoriou, Dionisiou, and Agiou Pavlou.
    • Visit the enchanting Drenia Islands and revel in their magnificent landscape.
    • Indulge in a lunch break at Ammouliani town, savoring local seafood at a fish restaurant (lunch not included in the price – paid on the spot).
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Embark on an unforgettable voyage to the historic Monasteries of Mount Athos with a Premium 7-hour private cruise from Ekies Resort in Vourvourou, Sithonia, Halkidiki. Cruise in luxury aboard the Bayliner VR6, seamlessly blending power and comfort as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the cultural and historical significance of the 20 ancient monasteries that grace the Athos peninsula.

As you sail towards Mount Athos, often called the “garden of Virgin Mary,” marvel at its timeless beauty and architectural splendor from just 500 meters off the shore—the closest approach permitted. Capture the essence of these centuries-old monasteries, offering a glimpse into a world untouched by time. Keep watch for the possibility of encountering dolphins along the way, adding to the magic of your journey.

Enrich your experience further with visits to the captivating Ammouliani and Drenia Islands, where turquoise waters and sandy beaches await. Immerse yourself in the exotic landscape, a perfect retreat to complement your cultural exploration of Mount Athos.

Departing from Ekies All Senses Resort, your Premium cruise includes flexible departure times starting at 10:00, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to your preferences. Make stops to marvel at the Holy Monasteries, including Dochiariou, Xenofontos, Panteleimonos, Xiropotamou, Simonos Petras, Grigoriou, Dionisiou, and Agiou Pavlou. Indulge in a lunch break at Ammouliani town, savoring local seafood at a fish restaurant (lunch not included in the price – paid on the spot).

With amenities such as a skilled captain, fuel, snacks, and snorkeling gear included, your Premium cruise promises a seamless and enriching exploration of the Monasteries of Mount Athos and the surrounding islands. Relax and let us handle the details as you embark on this cultural and scenic adventure.

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Yes, our private cruise to the Monasteries of Mount Athos is suitable for all ages. It offers a cultural and historical experience that can be enjoyed by families, couples, and individuals alike.

The premium cruise package includes a skilled captain, fuel, snacks, beverages, snorkeling gear, third-party insurance, emergency assistance & First Aid Kit, life jackets, VAT & taxes. Lunch at a local fish restaurant is not included but can be arranged upon request.

Yes, due to its sacred nature, there are strict regulations regarding approaching Mount Athos. Our cruise maintains a distance of 500 meters off the shore, the closest approach permitted, allowing passengers to admire the monasteries’ beauty while respecting the regulations.

Yes, our experienced captain can work with you to tailor the itinerary to your preferences. Whether you wish to spend more time exploring the monasteries or have specific areas you’d like to visit, we can accommodate your needs to ensure a personalized experience.

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