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Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Peninsula Sightseeing Cruise

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

From Ouranoupolis: Cruise to Mount Athos Monasteries

3. 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. 

Ouranoupoli: Mount Athos Sightseeing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

4. 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.

Mount Athos Glassbottom Cruise with Ammouliani Island visit

5. 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. On Thursdays and Sundays in May and September, if the weather is not good, the 1.5-hour stop will be at Ammouliani's Village.  Return back to Ouranoupoli is at 4 PM.

From Ouranoupoli: Blue Lagoon Three Island Cruise

6. From Ouranoupoli: Blue Lagoon Three Island Cruise

Departing from Ouranoupolis Port, explore the crystal blue waters of Halkidiki and visit three islands in just one day. The uninhabited Diaporos Island is a marvelous destination where you can enjoy the crystal waters of the area and jump in the sea as the rays hit the water. The local market on Ammouliani Island is a destination you can't miss. Take some time to admire local products as well as the centuries-old structures of the village before you head to Banana Beach. Soak up the rays or relax in the shade of an umbrella. Listen to music, taste real greek food, swim, snorkel, and explore the beautiful coast.

Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

7. 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 emerald sea.

Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

8. 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 the comfort of your yacht how the wooded areas alternate with rock formations and splendid beaches. Then, return back to the starting point of your cruise with your senses well and truly stimulated.

From Ouranoupoli: Back to the '80s. VIP Sunset Cruise

9. From Ouranoupoli: Back to the '80s. VIP Sunset Cruise

Let your hair down under the imposing view of Mount Athos as you experience an afternoon cocktail listening to 80's music on board a sunset cruise. Relax in style onboard the VIP deck and experience the illuminated night seabed as you look below the glass bottom boat. Begin with a cruise around the Drenia islets of Ammouliani. Capture a picture with the historic Tower of Ouranoupolis in the background and let yourselves get carried away by the unparalleled beauty of the island complex. Then, watch the sunset over the horizon before the lights go down and the seabed lights turn on. Get into the party spirit as the music gets louder, the rhythm picks up, and you make this celebration one to remember.

Ouranoupolis: Private Sunset Cruise on a Glassbottom Boat

10. Ouranoupolis: Private Sunset Cruise on a Glassbottom Boat

Relax on board a luxury private vessel as you take in the beautiful views of the picturesque Halkidiki coastline. Eirinikos Glassbottom bottom is the one and only Glassbottom vessel in Halkidiki. Your private cruise will depart from Ouranoupoli's Port and set-off on a journey you will never forget.  With this cruise provider, you will be able to create a completely customizable cruise experience to cater to your specific needs. Whatever the occasion, a bachelor party, marriage proposal or birthday party, you will be able to select the duration and destination.  No matter the occasion, on every cruise all guests will be able to have amazing views of the famous Halkidiki reef through the Glassbottom. Participants will also be able to stop at a local beach for a swim and snorkel. 

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What people are saying about Ouranoupoli

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 98 reviews

We were looking for a boat tour that would be fine in length for a 5 year old. We thought 3 hours were great. The interior is very cozy in case it is too cold or too wet on the deck. Drinks and small snacks were also available at a moderate price. We liked it and would recommend the tour to others. It was of course also very informative and in all the languages required.

Good value for money! Very kind crew. Pls cancel Russian recording of a guide on board They don’t deserve it.

Well organized left on time with a bar serving drinks and snacks as advertised

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

Punctual, informative, take a warm jacket with you :-)