the center of Orthodoxy
The first part of the program begins with a transfer by bus, from your hotel to Ormos Panagias, situated in N-E of the Sithonia peninsula in Halkidiki. From this seaport, we will go on with our journey, sailing towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, until we reach the south limit, where the highest point is 2.033m, from here we shall sail north, along the western coast. You will be able to see from a close distance (from the boat), the mysterious and miraculous place which has been for centuries the center of Orthodoxy and you will find out new information about the history of Mount Athos and 8 of its monasteries. After approximately 4 hours we shall stop in Ouranoupoli, where we will have enough free time to discover the village, take a walk, stop or have a traditional meal in one of the taverns there. On our way, back from Ouranoupoli, the boat will sail to the west to Ormos Panagias and for 1 hour and a half, you will watch a wonderful programme with traditional dances and Greek music. The cruise will finish in Ormos Panagias, where the bus will be waiting for you to drive back to your hotel.
*The onboard guide is conducted in English, Greek, German and if needed French and Russian language, from an audio guide narration system.
PERIODS: May-Oct | DAYS: Wednesday & Saturday
INCLUDES: Transfer, Group Leader & Cruise Ticket | DOES NOT INCLUDE: Anything that is not specified in the program as included
* This excursion is also operated on a private basis any day you wish. Rates upon request.