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  • From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

    1. From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

    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. 

    This trip is excellent value for money! A 3 hour round trip on the boat, collected and delivered back to our hotel and only €20 euros pp.

  • Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

    2. Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

    Board a sightseeing boat cruise and explore the southwest side of the Mount Athos peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism. Marvel at the rugged landscape and be amazed by the legacy of those who, over a thousand years ago, managed to construct these spectacular buildings. During the cruise, see 8 monasteries from a close distance from the boat, including the Holy Monastery of Dochiariou, the Holy Monastery of Xiropotamou and the Holy Monastery of Panteleimonos, amongst several others. Learn about the history of these religious sites from the onboard commentary. Discover more about the restrictions on entering this sacred area, as well as more information about the monastic lives of its inhabitants If you are lucky, you may also spot some dolphins throughout the cruise. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the coastline and the Aeg...

  • Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

    3. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

    Depart from the White Tower of Thessaloniki at 8:00 AM and head to Ouranoupoli by bus. You'll arrive in Ouranoupoli at around 11:00 AM in front of the Byzantine Prosphori Tower and board the boat for the cruise around Mount Athos. During the cruise you have the chance to see the ports of the Holy Monasteries of Helandariou and Konstamonitou, the colorful Monastery of Docheiariou, the nearby Monastery of Xenophontos, the renovated Holy Monastery of Agiou Panteleimonos - the Russian monastery, the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, the main harbor of Mount Athos Daphne, the impressive Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras and the Holy Monasteries of Osiou Grigoriou. Lastly, you can see Agia Anna, just below the imposing Mount Athos, which stands magnificently at 2,000 meters above sea level. After the cruise, visit the island of Ammouliani where you'll have free time to enjoy a swim in the emeral...

    It's worth seeing Mount Athos although, I guess out of safety reasons, the boat sailed far from the rocks. The time to lunch or swim is pretty short so I couldn't do both.

  • Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

    4. Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

    Starting from the meeting point in Paliouri, choose either a morning cruise from 10 AM, or an early evening cruise from 2 PM. Meet your skipper and co-skipper and board the luxury yacht fully equipped with all you need for a fabulous time at sea.  Enjoy a welcome drink as you get comfortable and set sail, passing by the beautiful beaches on Kassandra’s coastline. Listen to music on the high-end music system and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi as you sail. Indulge in a delicious fruit basket, soft drinks, and a Greek meze as your head toward Kelyfos island.  Take time to swim, snorkel, and try some fishing in the incredible turquoise waters of the island. Back on board, set sail and marvel at the stunning nature lining the Sithonia coastline. Unlike Kassandra — whose coastline is lined with many resorts — Sithonia’s pristine beauty will amaze you up close or from afar. Watch from t...

  • From Ouranoupolis: Sunset Cruise to Ammouliani Island

    5. From Ouranoupolis: Sunset Cruise to Ammouliani Island

    Climb aboard a boat in the port of Ouranoupolis and sail towards the north coast of the island of Ammouliani to watch the sunset off the coast of Chalkidiki.  Relax on deck and feel the cool breeze of the evening as you listen to the sound of the sea. Choose from a selection of drinks, including ouzo, wine from Mt. Athos, sparkling wine, beers, cocktails and soft drinks with light snacks.   Continue to the main port of Ammouliani to enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the pretty fishing village at leisure. Use the time to find a traditional tavern to sample some of the local dishes or enjoy fresh fish. Alternatively, relax at a waterfront coffee shop before sailing back to Ouranoupolis. 

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What people are saying about Ouranoupoli

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 276 reviews

This trip was operated by a Ammon express. We were a group of three people which was really nice and had Dimitris as our amazing tour guide. If you can try to book this tour with him! We drove to the third leg of the peninsula of halkidiki and took a cruise around Mount athos. It was an amazingly beautiful journey and I was lucky enough to see Dolphins on their natural habitat :) Just the trip itself was very relaxing.

The boat tour was really nice, we drove along the coast past the monasteries, with a unique view. The transfer was also included as stated, we were informed of the pick-up time by email the evening before and were also driven back to the hotel after the tour. It was a lovely afternoon and highly recommended!

Beautiful experience, nice boat, very kind staff, good presentation in a lot of languages. We saw the monasteries and some dolphins! The coming, by boat, of the two monks on our ship was a real moment to remember! I would highly recommend Calypso to any other traveller :-)!

This trip is excellent value for money! A 3 hour round trip on the boat, collected and delivered back to our hotel and only €20 euros pp.

An amazing trip. Relaxing, no hurry at all. Thanks a lot to our guide Yanis.