This excursion is really an exceptional day for everyone for it combines the historical fascination of Mount Athos with a leisurely cruise. Our Coach will take you to the little fishing village of Ormos Panagias, located on the north-east coast of the Sithonia peninsula. Here you will board the boat, which has full bar facilities on board. The ship sails across the bay and then heads in a south-westerly direction along the most mysterious of the three peninsulas of Halkidiki. Mount Athos, also known as Agio Oros, a self-governing monastic republic, is the most mountainous and inaccessible of the three peninsulas. Women are forbidden to set foot on the peninsula and this has been for nearly 1000 years.
While we sail close to the shore, our guide will give you a detailed explanation of the history of the peninsula, of the monasteries you pass on the way, of the customs and the habits and life of the monks. The boat then makes its way back towards the small village of Ouranoupolis.We stop here for over two hours which will give you time to have an optional lunch stop or to wander around the shops. From Ouranoupolis we make our way back towards Ormos Panagias where our coaches will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.