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Halkidiki Cruises & boat tours

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Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

1. Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

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. 

From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

2. From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

Swim in refreshing waters, snorkel with colorful marine life, and savor a delicious meal on the beach with this cruise. Travel from Thessaloniki to Ormos Panagias in comfort aboard an air conditioned bus and cruise to Ammouliani on a sightseeing boat. Start your unforgettable day with a transfer form Thessaloniki city to Ormos Panagias from where your cruise will begin. Feel the wind in your hair as you sail to Ammouliani, a beautiful island complex where the boat stops at a charming village where you can take a short walk. Head to Banna Beach for two hours of free time. Soak up some sun, go for a swim in crystal-clear waters, and snorkel. Next have a mouth-watering lunch right on the beach (included in the price). On your way back to Ormos Panagias, enjoy 30 minutes in the turquoise waters close to Vourvourou and between Diasporos islands.

Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Sightseeing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

3. Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Sightseeing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Book a glass-bottom boat tour to Mount Athos and admire the breathtaking view of the monasteries from the water. Enjoy a cruise suitable for women and families who are not allowed to visit Mount Athos for religious reasons. Enjoy a cruise around the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain Athos. Take in views of the breathtaking holy monasteries of Halkidiki and be amazed by the unprecedented natural beauty of the stunning coastline and ocean views on the horizon. Listen to live traditional music when on the boat. Take advantage of the onboard bar, where you can buy food, soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks.

Chalkidiki: Lunch Cruise to Blue Lagoon & Vourvourou's Islet

4. Chalkidiki: Lunch Cruise to Blue Lagoon & Vourvourou's Islet

Delight in a fun cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat from Ouranoupoli's port to the famous beaches of Sithonia and the islands of Vourvourou and Diaparos. Enjoy plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, and savor a traditional Greek barbecue meal for lunch. Board a glass-bottom boat from the port of Ouranoupoli and set sail. Pass over the most famous reef of the area and admire the yellow corals. Travel to the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia, and take some photos of the picture-perfect beaches. Next, stop at the Blue Lagoon for 2 hours. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the bay at a depth of 2 meters. After swimming and snorkeling, replenish your energy with a barbecue full of traditional Greek flavors, such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and bread. Enjoy a glass of wine and beverages for your children with your meal, but inform the local partner a few days in advance if you require a vegetarian meal. Once you've had your lunch, make your way to Alikes beach on Ammouliani. Stop for 1.5 hours for more swimming opportunities at the port of the lagoon, or sip a cocktail at one of the various beach bars. The tour concludes with a return to Ouranoupolis in the evening.

Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

5. 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 Aegean Sea throughout the journey.

From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

6. From Nea Fokea: Chalkidiki 6-Hour Cruise by Sailing Boat

Climb aboard an elegant sailing boat in the port of Nea Fokea and sail along the stunning coastline of Chalkidiki. Make your way to the village of Afytos, where you can cool down with a swim in the crystal clear waters and soak up the scenery. Continue to Kriopigi and go ashore to enjoy a refreshing drink at a small beach bar. Get served a fruit salad and enjoy another swim or top up your tan in the sun. Next, feast from a lunch of sandwiches and fresh fruit with water, wine, apple juice, coffee and iced tea at Kalithea Beach Cruise back along the coast and get dropped off at the port of Nea Fokea in the late afternoon at the end of your amazing experience.

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

7. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

Following early morning pick-up from central locations in Thessaloniki, travel by luxury air-conditioned bus to Ormos Panagias in the northeast of the Sithonia Peninsula in Halkidiki. Climb aboard a boat and sail towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, soaring to a maximum altitude of 2,033 meters. Continue north along the western coast and admire the mysterious and miraculous mountain that has been the center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism for centuries.  At the end of an approximately 4-hour cruise, stop in the village of Ouranoupoli. Enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful village at your own pace. Go for a stroll, browse the little shops or eat a traditional meal at one of the best taverns in the village. Return to Ormos Panagias as you are treated to a wonderful program of traditional dances and Greek music. Arrive in Ormos Panagias at around 17:00, where the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Aristotle's Birthplace and Mt. Athos Cruise

8. Thessaloniki: Aristotle's Birthplace and Mt. Athos Cruise

Accompanied by our professional guide the day starts by leaving behind the Thermaic Gulf, passing by the lakes Koronia and Volvi, heading east through the beautiful route of the Castle of Rentina where the tragic poet Euripides left his final breath. Our first point of archaeological interest is the Acropolis of Ancient Stagera, the birthplace of the worldwide known philosopher Aristoteles teacher and mentor of Alexander the Graat. After the guided tour our next stop is the small town of Ouranoupolis where we will have plenty of time to for shopping and lunch before and after our Athos Cruise. Last stop is the Aristoteles Park, here you get the chance to experiment with the original interactive instruments influence by the inventions of Aristoteles. After a full day of impressions, we return back to Thessaloniki,

2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

9. 2 hours sunset sail to West Sithonia

After meeting your skipper at the Neo Marmaras port, head straight into the stunning waters of the Aegean for a sailing trip to remember. Leave the crowded beaches of the mainland behind and head straight for the stunning Kelyfos Island. Uninhabited and undeveloped, the island’s pristine beach and coral reefs make for one of the best locales for relaxing, swimming, and taking some time away from the bustle of the city. Afterwards, head to the Porto Carras coves, a series of 25 hidden beaches with smooth sand and crystal-clear water. All the while, enjoy commentary from your expert crew, and the company of Jabaar, the small beagle who lives on board the ship. As the sun sets, drop the anchor down and watch the technicolor display over the waters of the Aegean Sea.

From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Beach Private Cruise

10. From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Beach Private Cruise

Enjoy a private sailing tour along the coast of Halkidiki onboard a yacht departing from Kassandra. Discover the beautiful views of the Toronean Gulf, with a stop for swimming in a tranquil location. Board the yacht at the marina of Kassandra and set off on a relaxing private sailing cruise along the coastline of Halkidiki. Enjoy a relaxing experience away from the crowds as you take in the beauty of your surroundings. Discover the magnificent bays of the Toronean Gulf. Be escorted by an expert crew and skipper, with soft drinks and fruits available on board. Soak up the sun as you glide across the waves. Stop for a refreshing swim in a tranquil location, far away from the usual tourist hotspots. At the end of your experience, relax on the journey back to the marina in Kassandra.

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4.3 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Very interesting tour, also very entertaining with children. The small cut-out glass floor in the middle of the ship is nice, but you don't see much in this region, so it's not a special attraction. The explanations of the monasteries along the coast are multilingual, although more detailed descriptions are provided only in English, while only a short version is provided in other languages. So always be careful with the English part. You can stay outdoors at the very front of the ship, otherwise everything is indoors and covered. There is also a bar with snacks and drinks at fair prices.

We really enjoyed our trip, seeing different monasteries and spending some time on Ammouliani island (you get about 1,5h to spend here. There is a snackbar on the beach or you can bring some food if your own). Make sure to be on time in the morning so you get a good spot in the boat. Staf is very friendly!

Staff very friendly and helpful. The view it’s something fantastic. One of the best choice to do in holiday. Good music, nice view and close friends. I would recommend

Everything went perfectly, from the booking to the end of the boat tour. The boat is a very nice size. Very informative and relaxed tour.

The experience was amazing. From the boat, to the guide, the service and the places visited. It was truly magical. A must.