Athos Sea Cruises, Ouranoupolis

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Athos Sea Cruises - Mount Αthos cruise

Ship departs once up to twice a day from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the “gates” of Holy Mount Athos. The ship heads to the southwestern part of Mount Athos peninsula. In 15 minutes reach the first Russian cloister and after sailing by unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou and follows other 7 monasteries, as well as the Holy Mount’s central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house.

During the cruise visitors have the chance to admire the untouched nature and the unique architecture of Mount Athos monasteries. There is an audio guide tour in different languages (Greek, English, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Bulgarian and German). In these beautiful calm turquoise waters you will see very often dolphins to follow the ship.

There is a restaurant, a bar and a small exhibition of souvenirs in the ship. There is also the possibility after agreement of pilgrimage of holy remnants during the cruise.
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  • We joined the blue lagoon cruise, departing from Sithonia. Nice, relaxing trip, we enjoyed it. Banana beach is the must destination, an almost private beach. Tasty and very well organized BBQ on the.....  more »
  • Friendly Crew and excellent service. It was a great experience for us. The children loved feeding seagulls during the cruise. Thank you very much for the unforgettable trip!  more »
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  • In as far as the Greek orthodox Christian denomination, this is the epitome. One can only gain access as a practitioner, and by invitation only by a prelate body within mount Athos. Needless to say, mount Athos, similar to the Vatican is a state within a state, and they are governed by their own monastic laws and traditions - therefore here is no exemption from the above procedure. Vatoped monastery is rich in tradition, dating back to the 900s, and for the beleiver and less believer alike it's a corner of history and mysticism. A must see at least once in the life of a Greek orthodox.
  • Glassbottom shop 5 hours cruise may seem a good idea. You mai see only 5 monasteries from the Athos Mountain, have a 5 min stop for the coral, not much to are and 2 hours on Amouliani Island, much too much time for nothing. No beach, un tip the 1st of May notting opened ...
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