Water activity

From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

Activity provider: Calypso Cruises

From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

Activity provider: Calypso Cruises
Likely to sell out

From US$ 22.41 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the stunning scenery, rich history and marvelous architecture of the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mount Athos, from the comfort of a new luxury boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Greek, Serbian
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian, Greek, Romanian, Polish
Pickup included
Main hotels located in a distance of 20 kilometers from Ouranoupoli
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos
  • View beautiful ancient monasteries
  • Enjoy a drink on the journey back
  • Buy original souvenirs
  • Be informed about the life of the monks and the rich history of monasteries
Full description
Start your journey from the port of Ouranoupoli. View impressive monasteries positioned on the cliffs like Simonopetra and Daphni, as you travel around the coast.  Discover the monastic state that has existed for more than 1000 years in accordance with the lifestyle and religiosity of the Byzantines. Keep an eye out for dolphins that may swim alongside the boat. Take the rare opportunity to see a Mediterranean monk seal in the wild, a critically endangered species. 
Includes
  • 3-hour sightseeing boat cruise
  • Multilingual guided tour on the boat
  • Free binoculars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pick-up and drop off service from the hotels nearby Ouranoupolis
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

Know before you go

  • According to Greek law the boat is not allowed to moor next to the beach or to let people on Mount Athos, so you may see the monasteries from a certain distance
  • You may buy food, drinks and art memorabilia on the boat
  • If your hotel is located within a distance of about 25 kilometers from Ouranoupolis, please contact the tour operator to arrange your free pick-up and drop off service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

For the price, a boat tour can't be beat. However, we didn't really drive close to the monasteries. The provided binoculars were a bit scratched and smudged. At the weekend, many Greeks were on board. A monk with relics also came to the ship by launch for 40 minutes, so that the trip took 4 hours instead of 3 hours. The trip is therefore highly recommended for sunbathing and boating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Read more

June 4, 2022

We were looking for a boat tour that would be fine in length for a 5 year old. We thought 3 hours were great. The interior is very cozy in case it is too cold or too wet on the deck. Drinks and small snacks were also available at a moderate price. We liked it and would recommend the tour to others. It was of course also very informative and in all the languages required.

Read more

October 7, 2021

The trip itself was very good and we saw a lot. The large Russian tour group that was on board was quite annoying. All seats were occupied by them, we were able to get hold of 2 chairs in the middle with loud complaints from the group. When the monasteries came into view, almost everyone ran to the railing, the Bags, of course, remained on the seats. In addition, there was constant loud back and forth running. The whole atmosphere didn't match the beautiful monasteries. It would have been nicer if it was quiet with subtle monastic music in the background.

Read more

October 1, 2021

Product ID: 159833