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Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

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Take a sightseeing cruise around the holy monasteries of the western section of Mount Athos on the only Glassbottom boat in the region. Combine this experience with the opportunity to explore the only inhabited Halkidiki island: Ammouliani.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Audio guide included
Bulgarian, English, German, Greek, French, Russian, Italian, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy views of 6 out of 9 of the holy monasteries of Mount Athos
  • Learn about the monasteries through multilingual commentary
  • Pass through the gorgeous Drenia islet complex
  • Visit Ammouliani Island for 1.5 hours
  • Discover Ouranoupoli’s reef on a glass-bottom vessel
Full description

Take part in a guided sightseeing cruise around Mount Athos bay in Halkidiki to view the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain Athos in a Glassbottom vessel. On Tuesdays, the tour stops at the center of the village of Ammouliani, while on Thursdays and Sundays, it stops at Alykes beach. After getting the chance to see 6 out of 9 of the local monasteries, take some fantastic photos as your boat passes the gorgeous Drenia islets or Donkey Islands as the locals refer to them. 

Explore the majestic island of Ammouliani by stopping there for 1.5 hours where you'll have the opportunity for swimming or to have lunch. On Thursdays and Sundays in May and September, if the weather is not good, the 1.5-hour stop will be at Ammouliani's Village.  Return back to Ouranoupoli is at 4 PM.

Includes
  • 1.5-hour stop at Ammouliani island
  • Mount Athos sightseeing cruise (6 out of 9 monasteries)
  • Viewing the Drenia islet complex
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Bar on the boat
  • All safety equipment
  • Fuel cost and taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Meals and drinks (available for purchase)
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

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Meeting point

Ouranoupoli 630 75, Greece. The ship departs from the only port of Ouranoupolis where the Tower of Prosphorion is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Women are not allowed on Mount Athos for religious reasons. Therefore, the cruise will get no closer than 500 meters to the island
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Toilets available on board
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Unfortunately, we were not able to see the dolphins and evidently everyone was counting on it, a cruise on a nice clean and well-kept ship with very pleasant staff. Interesting information about the places, as for me, the beach was very crowded for a stopover and as a participant in an intimate cruise, I was counting on a stop in a slightly less commercial part of the islands. The atmosphere on the cruise is very cheerful and spontaneous.

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August 7, 2022

A very nice tour, we even saw dolphins jumping next to the ship. You can only see something on the glass bottom when it is stationary and at one point on the reef, but we thought so. The atmosphere on the boat was very relaxed, the bar relaxed everything and the view of the coast and the monasteries was impressive. We found it particularly interesting to approach Mount Athos in particular. nice tour to relax and enjoy. gladly again at any time!

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June 9, 2022

Well organized tour, on time and everything as described. We were only 70 people instead of the allowed 150, that was a blessing, because where 150 people should find space on the boat - no idea. The stay on the island of Amouliani was a little too short, unfortunately in the high season one wastes a lot of time finding a sun lounger. Otherwise everything was great, nice clean and modern boat.

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August 6, 2021

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