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Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

4.4 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Athos sea cruises
Water activity

Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Athos sea cruises

From US$ 23.69 per person

Enjoy a sightseeing cruise to the Mount Athos Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire 8 monasteries during the course of the tour, and learn more about the history and monastic traditions of this sacred area of the Eastern Orthodox faith.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English, German, French, Italian, Serbian, Romanian, Russian, Czech, Bulgarian
Audio guide included
Greek, English, Czech, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, Romanian, Russian, Serbian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the monasteries of Mount Athos from the boat
  • See the west side of Mount Athos - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea and on some days you might see dolphins swimming next to the boat
  • Enjoy drinks and snacks on board
Full description
Board a sightseeing boat cruise and explore the southwest side of the Mount Athos peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism. Marvel at the rugged landscape and be amazed by the legacy of those who, over a thousand years ago, managed to construct these spectacular buildings. During the cruise, see 8 monasteries from a close distance from the boat, including the Holy Monastery of Dochiariou, the Holy Monastery of Xiropotamou and the Holy Monastery of Panteleimonos, amongst several others. Learn about the history of these religious sites from the onboard commentary. Discover more about the restrictions on entering this sacred area, as well as more information about the monastic lives of its inhabitants If you are lucky, you may also spot some dolphins throughout the cruise. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the coastline and the Aegean Sea throughout the journey.
  • Boat cruise
  • Audio guide in Greek, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian or Czech languages
  • Bar on the boat
  • Safety equipment
  • Fuel cost, port fees and taxes
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel transfer
  • Stop on the land

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Meeting point

At the port of Ouranoupolis, at the Athos Sea Cruises checkpoint.

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Important information

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  • In case of bad weather, or a very low number of participants the cruise might be cancelled with a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 51 reviews

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The excursion was interesting although it rained and it was cold. Outside we were uncomfortable and inside there were too many people. In the middle of the excursion, some monks came up who set up a market of religious objects and blessed the people who approached them. It was quite picturesque.

September 28, 2022

They pack the big ships and there are more passengers than seats (at least on the normal outside decks). You can still sit downstairs, where everybody is smoking it in the sticky restaurant. With very limited view. The toilets are clean, the lady selling the snacks and drinks is very attentive. More than 5 seats on the upper deck were broken - would have been happy to sit. The tour is very nice, the landscape and monasteries impressive. It gets chilly even with high temperature outside. I hate the people who feed the aggressive seagulls. They come so close to children's faces...but that's of course not the companies fault. It seems that the afternoon tours are not so packed as it might get too late for the tourbusses.

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June 13, 2022

The boat trip began in sunny weather and calm sea. We were able to settle down comfortably on the seats on deck and admire the hilly, wooded and charming coast from the ship. The highlights were of course the many orthodox monasteries that could be admired from the ship. Conclusion: a recommendable ship excursion.

May 21, 2022

Product ID: 394805