Boat tour to Mount Athos from Ormos Panagias
Joining a boat tour to Mount Athos, the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, is once in a lifetime experience! This UNESCO heritage site is a unique place in the world that holds spiritual glory and great history and the best way to discover it, is by cruising around it.
The boat tours depart from Ormos Panagias (Sithonia) up to twice a day and it's a almost a 6-hour tour. First, you will sail on the shores of Sithonia until you reach your first destination, the Monastery of St. Paul and from there, continue coastal so you can admire eight of the twenty Holy Monasteries of Mt. Athos, situated in the west coast of the peninsula of Athos.
It is quite majestic travelling alongside theses spectacular monasteries clinging to the cliff
while listening to the audio that tells the story of the 1.000 years old monuments
The cruise continues to the beautiful island of Ammouliani; the only populated island in Halkidiki which is very popular for the crystal-blue water of the sea and the white sand beaches, or the port of Ouranoupoli with its “Prosforios” Tower, the symbol of Ouranoupolis, an impressive Byzantine tower.
The visitors have the opportunity to take a stroll, see the local attractions
(the Ouranoupolis Tower, the Folk Museum of Ammouliani) or grab a bite.
On the way back, experience some traditional Greek entertainment
on board by dancing and singing!
Don’t miss it!
Keep your eyes open for dolphins swimming along the boat!