Mt. Athos Full Day Cruise from Thessaloniki

Starting Time
12 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • A wonderful cruise to Mt. Athos
  • See a unique Unesco heritage site
  • See the 'Holy Mountain' & its monasteries
  • Visit the beautiful village of Ouranoupolis
  • Enjoy a program with traditional dances & Greek music

Accompanied by our official guide the day starts by leaving behind the Thermaic Gulf, passing by the two lakes Koronia and Volvi ,wetlands of international importance , heading east through beautiful route of the Castle of Rentina (or else named ""The Macedonian Tempi"") where the tragic poet Euripides left his final breath.

Shortly we arrive at Strymonian Gulf and after leaving behind us the touristic village of Stavros we enter Halkidiki’s region. Heading south, enjoy the wonderful route along the coasts of northeast Halkidiki and spot the small Kapros island where Olympiada the mother of Alexander the Great was kept in jail. Our first point of archaeological interest is the Acropolis of Ancient Stagira, the birthplace of the worldwide known philosopher Aristoteles, the teacher and mentor of Alexander the Great.

After the guided tour our next stop is the small port of Ouranoupolis. From this seaport, we will go on with our journey, sailing towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, until we reach the south limit, where the highest point is 2.033 m. From here we shall sail north, along the western coast. You will be able to see from a close distance (from the boat), the mysterious and miraculous place which has been for centuries the center of Orthodoxy and you will find out new information about the history of Mount Athos and 8 of its monasteries. After our return to the port you will have free time for lunch or swimming in Ouranoupolis while we will enjoy the amazing view towards Singitic Gulf, Athos and Sithonia Peninsulas..

After a full day of Impressions, we return back to the meeting points.

Did you know that Mount Athos is an autonomous state since Byzantine times and that the entrance to the state is prohibited to women?                                                                                                                                              

  • Transport by luxury bus
  • Roundtrip cruise tickets
  • Expert escort
  • All taxes
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses

The meeting point for the tour is the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 07:05 am, address: Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24.

Cancel up to 24 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


13 Reviews


June 18th, 2019
“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....

Alison R

June 15th, 2019
Apart from all the things the tour was supposed to do, we saw dolphins and that was one of the highlights for me The place we stopped for lunch was beautiful...


June 4th, 2019
We really enjoyed the whole day. Excellent!


May 12th, 2019
“Väl genomförd utflykt” Vi hade gärna sett att beskedet om när upphämtningen skulle ske, hade kommit tidigare. Nu fick vi ringa och kolla tiden och fick...


April 28th, 2019
Excursion très intéressante

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