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Athos Sea Cruises

Ammouliani | Ormos Panagias, Ouranoupolis 630 75, Greece
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Excellent culture tour with historical insights, with the bonus of dolphins following the boats... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John W
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Good day out

Good day out at a reasonable price, good views of the monasteries. One thing I would say is to get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter B
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Athos Sea Cruises - Mount Athos cruise Ship departs once up to twice a day from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the "gates" of Holy Mount Athos. The ship heads to the southwestern part of Mount Athos peninsula. In 15 minutes reach the first Russian cloister and after sailing by unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou and follows other 7 monasteries, as well as the Holy Mount's central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house. During the cruise visitors have the chance to admire the untouched nature and the unique architecture of Mount Athos monasteries. There is an audio guide tour in different languages (Greek, English, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Bulgarian and German). In these beautiful calm turquoise waters you will see very often dolphins to follow the ship. There is a restaurant, a bar and a small exhibition of souvenirs in the ship. There is also the possibility after agreement of pilgrimage of holy remnants during the cruise.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ammouliani | Ormos Panagias, Ouranoupolis 630 75, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent culture tour with historical insights, with the bonus of dolphins following the boats. Very cheap drinks on board.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good day out at a reasonable price, good views of the monasteries. One thing I would say is to get there early and get a good seat as once the boat reaches the monasteries then mayhem erupts as people jostle to get the best picture,...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the day tip starting in Ormos Panagias, along the Athos mountain with its monastries, a stop in Ouranopoli and return. Starting at 09:30 and return at 17:30. Price for this daytrip 25 euro/p. Well this was holiday money well spent. Boat was clean...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable, and fair-value tour (at E20). The seagulls were a bonus- gliding gracefully next to you on the top deck, literally within touching distance (although be prepared to dodge the inevitable!). The odd dolphin spot was an additional bonus too (but far from guaranteed)....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to see Mount Athos and the boat trip delivered. Felt a little like a ferry, but lots of commentary about the monasteries. As there were a lot of Russians, annoyingly, but understandable the recorded commentary was interrupted occasionally for a Russian tour...More

1  Thank N1clarkelondon39
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early in the season, the boat is not crowded one can easily find enough space on any of the three decks. Sometimes it is nice to be on top, sometimes nice to be at stern, depending where the wind comes from or if a shade...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We went a cruise the other day and I must admit i was thrilled. Calm sea, amazing 3 hours cruise, Dolphins swimming and playing on the way. The guidance was in 5 languages to help everybody on the boat understand the history of Mount Athos....More

1  Thank Arsen K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Mount Athos is stunning, but please don’t take this cruise. Rude staff, rude tourists, no seats, loud commentary on the speakers, boat too far away from coast = no good photos and most of all - WAY TOO LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGGG! It truly felt like torture almost....More

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Ηλίας Ρ, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Athos Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Saila-Mari, Hello! We are very sorry for your bad experience! We want to inform you that the boat keeps a safe distance of 500 meters from the coast, this is a law made by The monks of Mount Athos. We can’t go closer. Yours...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

On our first visit to Halkidiki, my wife and myself were keen to go on one of the Athos Sea Cruises which depart from Ouranoupolis and typically last some 2-3 hours. Because of the unique nature of Athos - and particularly in high season -...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The cruise was just fine - nice boat, calm sea, dolphins, mount Athos and of course the monasteries. The voice recordings for the tourists was in 4 languages - greek, german, english and bulgarian which was great. I read a review where a guy stated...More

1  Thank Ivan T
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Ηλίας Ρ, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athos Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Ivan Best wishes and Happy Easter ! May the message of the Resurrection enter our homes and our hearts! Thank you for choosing our business for a cruise to Mt.Athos. Yours faithfully Athos Sea Cruises team

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Dina M
17 June 2018|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There was quite a few children on the cruise and all were happy until it finished. Think everyone was waiting for the dolphins to come back.
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Vilizara D
7 June 2018|
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Response from Ηλίας Ρ | Property representative |
Hello Vilizara, You can buy tickets online in our website or on the boat the same day you want to make the cruise. The ticket price is 20 euro per person. Your faithfully, Athos Sea Cruises
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Vilizara D
7 June 2018|
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Response from N1clarkelondon39 | Reviewed this property |
20euro for 3 hrs, there is a sun deck if you want it.
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