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Mt. Athos full-day cruise from Thessaloniki

Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Take part in a wonderful cruise to Mt. Athos, a unique UNESCO heritage site
  • Admire the Holy Mountain and its monasteries from the boat
  • Visit the beautiful village of Ouranoupolis and enjoy Greek music
What to expect

Enjoy a full-day boat cruise to the northeastern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, an important center of Orthodox monasticism. Admire the beautiful monasteries from the boat and find out more about the place's history from your guide. Then conclude your experience in Ouranoupoli, where you'll spend some free time exploring the village.

Reach Ormos Panagias by bus and begin your journey, sailing towards the south of Athos Peninsula. You will get to the South limit, where the highest point is 2.033 meters and you will then continue sailing north, along the western coast. From the cruise ship, you will have the opportunity to admire the mysterious and miraculous place that has been the center of Orthodoxy for centuries and you will find out new information about the history of Mount Athos and 8 of its monasteries. The 'Holy Mountain' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a recognized artistic site, whose school of painting influenced the history of Orthodox art.

After a 4-hour cruise, you will stop in the village of Ouranoupoli. Enjoy your free time in order to discover this beautiful village, have a walk to shop or have a traditional meal at one of the best taverns. Taking the way back to Ormos Panagias, you will enjoy a wonderful program with traditional dances and Greek music.

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$ 74