Admire the world renowned sights of Mount Athos aboard on an intimate 3 hour Cruise and be mesmerized by the unique Byzantine architecture of the monasteries and the untouched natural beauty surrounding them.
Our partner’s boat hosts up to 140 passengers and is the best choice for those seeking an intimate cruise experience and personalized service. With fewer guests on board, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service personal.
The first monastery we see and which is down on the coast is Dochiariou and after a while along the coast is Xenofontos. The next coastal monastery is the highly impressive Agiou Panteleimonos, characterized by the green onion domes of churches standing above the red-roofed buildings.
Further on is Dafni, the main port of Mount Athos where monks and pilgrims come ashore and take the bus for the inland monasteries. Just before Dafni perched on the hill side is the monastery of Xiropotamou, about 500m above the sea. After passing the small Russian Skete of Agios Modestos we reach one of the most impressive sights of our journey:
The monastery of Simonos Petras is truly breathtaking, something that many of you have seen before but up until now only on postcards. An imposing building of the 14th century, consisting of seven floors and located on top of a rocky ridge.
Following that and also on a clifftop is the monastery of Osiou Grigoriou, then after 10 minutes is Agiou Dionysiou perched 100m above the sea. The last monastery of our trip is Agiou Pavlou, which is nestling below the Holy mountain of Athos.
At this point as we start to turn round and head back to Ouranoupoli, you can see “Nea Skiti” and “Skiti Agias Annas”, two of the most famous sketes of Mount Athos.
Duration : 3 hours
- Pick-up & drop off service