Mount Athos is the third, eastern and more magical peninsula of Halkidiki , which totally belongs to the church community. It is the only place in Greece that is completely devoted to the worship and prayer of God. That’s why it is called in greek Holy Mountain (Agio Oros). Mount Athos is home to 20 monasteries. The natural location of the peninsula is admirable.
Mount Athos Cruise from Ormos Panagias (with transfer)
The traditional sailing boat Saint George (Agios Georgios) leaves from Ormos Panagias port every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 in the morning.
The trip begins by sailing from the coasts of Sithonia towards the south of the Athos peninsula . The first monastery that we will meet is the monastery of Saint Paul. Then we will continue sailing north, along the western coasts, admiring 8 more monasteries of significant and extraordinary beauty, till we reach the monastery borders, that separate Mount Athos from the outside world.
Next stop will be the traditional village of Ouranopouli, where we will be able to relax taking a walk , coffee , food or exploring the sights like the great Agioritikos towel. Our stay there will be for approximately one hour and a half. Final but not least, we will take the boat and leave for Ormos Panagias port which is our final destination. Our way back will be accompanied with live mpouzouki and.
Our arrival time at the port of Ormos Panagias is estimated at 17:30.