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Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

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46 reviews

Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

From US$ 28.29 per person

Take a sightseeing cruise around the holy monasteries of the western section of Mount Athos on the only Glassbottom boat in the region. Combine this experience with the opportunity to explore the only inhabited Halkidiki island: Ammouliani.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Audio guide included
Bulgarian, English, German, Greek, French, Russian, Italian, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy unique views of the holy monasteries of Mount Athos
  • Learn about the monasteries through multilingual commentary
  • Pass through the gorgeous Drenia islet complex
  • Visit Ammouliani Island for 1.5 hours
  • Discover Ouranoupoli’s reef through the Glassbottom
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take part in a guided sightseeing cruise around the Mount Athos bay in Halkidiki to view the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain Athos in a Glassbottom vessel. This cruise departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. However, on Tuesday the tour stops at the center of the village of Ammouliani, while on Thursday and Sundays it stops at Alykes beach. After visiting the monasteries, take some fantastic photos as your boat passes the gorgeous Drenia islets or Donkey Islands as the locals refer to them. Explore the majestic island of Ammouliani by stopping there for 1.5 hours where you'll have the opportunity for swimming or to have lunch. On Thursdays and Sundays in May and September, if the weather is not good, the 1.5-hour stop will be at Ammouliani's Village.  Return back at Ouranoupoli at 4 PM.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour stop at Ammouliani island (Tuesday you'll stop at the village of the island, Thursdays and Sundays you'll stop at Alikes lagoon which you can swim in)
  • Mount Athos sightseeing cruise
  • Viewing the Drenia islet complex
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Bar on the boat
  • All safety equipment
  • Fuel cost and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Meals and drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Ouranoupoli 630 75, Greece. The ship departs from the only port of Ouranoupolis where the Tower of Prosphorion is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Women are not allowed on Mount Athos for religious reasons. Therefore, the cruise will get no closer than 500 meters to the island
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Toilets available on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Well organized tour, on time and everything as described. We were only 70 people instead of the allowed 150, that was a blessing, because where 150 people should find space on the boat - no idea. The stay on the island of Amouliani was a little too short, unfortunately in the high season one wastes a lot of time finding a sun lounger. Otherwise everything was great, nice clean and modern boat.

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August 6, 2021

In itself a nice boat tour. The glass floor was rather ridiculous because it was totally small and if you stand squeezed together with 35 men on the edge, you don't see that much now. However, this is about 3 minutes that you drive over a reef, so not relevant now. Dolphins swam with us, incredibly impressive.

October 2, 2019

August 11, 2021

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