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Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

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This wonderful day trip to Ouranopoli and Mount Athos brings you very close to the sacred peninsula. Enjoy a cruise around Mount Athos and marvel at the many monasteries before spending some time exploring Chalkidiki.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • 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
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Depart from the White Tower of Thessaloniki at 8:00 AM and head to Ouranoupoli by bus. You'll arrive in Ouranoupoli at around 11:00 AM in front of the Byzantine Prosphori Tower and board the boat for the cruise around Mount Athos.

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)
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket for the cruise

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Meeting point

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.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will receive an email to book your ticket for the cruise - 20€/person on Tuesdays to Thursdays, 25€/person on Sundays
• 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
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Product ID: 156642