A tour by the Monasteries of a Holy Mountain
The ships depart from 01 April to 31 October once up to twice a day from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the “gates” of Holy Mount Athos, according to demand. Departure times are 10:30 and 13:45 (a second cruise on the same day at 13:45 is active from 15/5 to 15/10) and the cruise approximately lasts 3 hours.
The Gates of Mount Athos
The ship heads to the southwestern part of the peninsula and in about 10 minutes, it reaches the sea-borders of the monastic state and its territory. From there, it arrives in 15 minutes in the area of the first Russian cloister and after sailing in unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou, in around 40 minutes. Another 7 monasteries follow then, as well as the Holy Mount’s central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house.
Tour Guiding all the way
The duration of the tour-guiding’s last part is approximately 40 minutes. The ship returns sailing again by the last 4 monasteries and, having one and a half hour spare time up to Ouranoupolis port, you can do your shopping on board, discuss your impressions or take photos of yourselves on the ship’s bridge with the Captain.
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