Day Sailing Cruise to Sithonia (Neos Marmaras)
Halkidiki sailing boat cruises is the best way to discover the secret beauty of the Sithonia.
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Mount Athos is the third, eastern and more magical peninsula of Halkidiki, which totally belongs to the church community. Moreover, It is the only place in Greece that is completely devoted to the worship and prayer of God. That’s the reason Greek people call it the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos).
The natural location of the peninsula is admirable. Likewise, the Athonite monasteries feature a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, rare books, ancient documents, as well as artworks of immense historical value. Therefore, Mount Athos has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 1988.
The traditional boat leaves from Ormos Panagias port 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.
In due course, we will continue sailing north, along the western coasts, admiring 4 more monasteries of significant and extraordinary beauty. After that, we will reach the monastery borders, which separate Mount Athos from the outside world.
Next stop will be the island Ammouliani with its amazing natural beauty and its remarkable beach, where we will be able to relax taking a break of two hours, enjoying the sun and taking our lunch in the calming organized beach of the beach bar Island. Finally, 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 Greek dances.
Our arrival time at the port of Ormos Panagias is estimated at 17:30.