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Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

From US$ 27.17 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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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 views of 6 out of 9 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 on a glass-bottom vessel
Full description

Take part in a guided sightseeing cruise around Mount Athos bay in Halkidiki to view the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain Athos in a Glassbottom vessel. On Tuesdays, the tour stops at the center of the village of Ammouliani, while on Thursdays and Sundays, it stops at Alykes beach. After getting the chance to see 6 out of 9 of the local 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. 

Includes
  • 1.5-hour stop at Ammouliani island
  • Mount Athos sightseeing cruise (6 out of 9 monasteries)
  • 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)

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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

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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

4.2 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We really enjoyed our trip, seeing different monasteries and spending some time on Ammouliani island (you get about 1,5h to spend here. There is a snackbar on the beach or you can bring some food if your own). Make sure to be on time in the morning so you get a good spot in the boat. Staf is very friendly!

September 15, 2022

Interesting explanations about the Athos monasteries in different languages, everything on board at the bar at really cheap prices! The sea at the stopover on the island was crystal clear, turquoise - like the Caribbean - but quite crowded. There is also a beach bar with delicious food. Dolphins (or small whales?) swam next to the ship and half jumped out of the water several times :) It was definitely worth it!!

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August 10, 2022

highly recommended....Price performance we were eight people five adults three children it was very worthwhile we were able to explore the beautiful island of Athos and then we made a stop on the island of Ammouliani the beach was beautiful and the water was crystal clear blue turquoise all cases highly recommended

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 234257