From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

3.5 / 5

35 Reviews

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

3.5 / 5

35 Reviews

Cruise around the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos and see the monastic settlement of around 20 monasteries, 700 houses and hidden hermitages from the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Thessalonik and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos
  • See the monasteries and hermitages of the "Holy Mountain"
  • Visit the beautiful village of Ouranoupoli
Full description
Following early morning pick-up from central locations in Thessaloniki, travel by luxury air-conditioned bus to Ormos Panagias in the northeast of the Sithonia Peninsula in Halkidiki. Climb aboard a boat and sail towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, soaring to a maximum altitude of 2,033 meters. Continue north along the western coast and admire the mysterious and miraculous mountain that has been the center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism for centuries.  At the end of an approximately 4-hour cruise, stop in the village of Ouranoupoli. Enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful village at your own pace. Go for a stroll, browse the little shops or eat a traditional meal at one of the best taverns in the village. Return to Ormos Panagias as you are treated to a wonderful program of traditional dances and Greek music. Arrive in Ormos Panagias at around 17:00, where the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Thessaloniki.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • Round-trip cruise tickets
  • All taxes
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Beautiful scenery

We found lovely weather so the whole trip was beautiful. It is quite a long one spent mostly at sea but the scenery is magnificent. Managed a nice swim in the clear and clean sea when we boarded at Chalkidiki, where one can also taste the typical Greek food. On the way back we were entertained by Greek dancing on board. Lovely experience.

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June 18, 2019

Well done excursion

We would have liked to know that the announcement of when the pick-up would take place had come earlier. Now we got to call and check the time and got an Mail later. Although the pickup at the hotel was not as we thought, everything worked well. We would have liked to hear a little more information about the neighborhood that we traveled through during the bus trip. Great with the information about Mount Olympus.

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May 12, 2019

Overall a nice day

The organization in advance left a lot to be desired, but was ultimately picked up on time. Driver and guide were relaxed and friendly. Contrary to the description, we were only in one place instead of two, and there was no dance. We also did not sail on a ferry on a sailboat, but it could also have been due to Easter and the particularly crowded boats. It was still a very nice day. The driver also waited for late participants, nobody was left behind.

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April 28, 2019

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