Day trip

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

3.7 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: Key Tours
Day trip

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 72.09 per person

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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the majority of hotels in Thessalonik and takes place approximately 1 hour before the tour departure time.


  • 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.
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • Round-trip cruise tickets
  • All taxes
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
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  • Wheelchair users

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3.7 /5

based on 46 reviews

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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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March 25, 2023

The scenery seen from the boat is breath taking. (almost) Everything worked like a Swiss clockwork. I recommend that the accompanying person (the guide) will make sure that what she said was also understood. One couple missed the show on the boat, not knowing that the performance takes place one floor lower. It was not clear where the bus will wait for us, as we disembarked the boat. Clear information would be helpful.

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March 25, 2023

Vi hade gärna sett att beskedet om när upphämtningen skulle ske, hade kommit tidigare. Nu fick vi ringa och kolla tiden och fick ett Mail senare. Även om upphämtningen vid hotellet inte blev som vi trodde fungerade allt väl. Vi hade gärna hört på lite mer information om trakten som vi färdades igenom under bussfärden. Jättebra med informationen om berget Olympus.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 110674