Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise
- Enjoy a wonderful cruise around the Mount Athos peninsula of Chalkidiki and see the magical monasteries built on the rocks
- Explore the seaside of Ouranoupoli and have lunch at a Greek tavern
- Swim in crystal clear waters of Chalkidiki
During the cruise you have the chance to see the ports of the Holy Monasteries of Helandariou and Konstamonitou, the colorful Monastery of Docheiariou, the nearby Monastery of Xenophontos, the renovated Holy Monastery of Agiou Panteleimonos - the Russian monastery, the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, the main harbor of Mount Athos Daphne, the impressive Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras and the Holy Monasteries of Osiou Grigoriou. Lastly, you can see Agia Anna, just below the imposing Mount Athos, which stands magnificently at 2,000 meters above sea level.
If you book on a Tuesday, then after the cruise you'll visit the island of Ammouliani where you'll have free time to enjoy a swim in the emerald sea. On Wednesdays, after the cruise, you have free time to explore Ouranoupoli and the beach nearby. On Thursdays, after the cruise, you can visit Alykes beach. The monasteries are not visited on Sundays, but rather the beautiful area of Vourvourou. Enjoy a swim in one of the most beautiful beaches in Chalkidiki accompanied by a barbeque. Later on, continue your cruise and visit either the paradisiacal Drenia isles or Ammouliani for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.
- Transport to and from Halkidiki – Mount Athos
- English-speaking trip attendant
- Basic travel insurance (during transport)
- Ticket for the cruise
Prepare for the activity
You can board the bus at one of the following meeting points: starting point, White Tower entrance at 08:00 AM; stop 1, Makedonia Palace Hotel at 08:05 AM; stop 2, Aristotelous Square by the Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 08:15 AM; stop 3, Capsis Hotel at 08:20 AM; and stop 4, The Met Hotel at 08:25 AM.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• During the cruise, coffees, sandwiches, beers, and refreshments are available for you to purchase
• There is also an audio guide, available in various languages
• Due to Greek law, boats are not allowed to moor on the Athos peninsula so you will see the monasteries from the boat