Thessaloniki ⇆ Mount Athos plus Cruise

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July 2024


The route


Embark on a unique experience aboard our Mount Athos cruise, where the summer breeze carries you along the west coast of the Athos peninsula. Admire eight of the twenty Holy Monasteries of Mt. Athos, and continue to the stunning island of Ammouliani. As the only inhabited island in Chalkidiki, it’s renowned for its crystal-blue waters and white sandy beaches, all awarded the coveted blue flag certification. Join us for a breathtaking journey you won’t forget!


  • Ouranoupoli
  • Cruise to Mt. Athos
  • Ammouliani island ( on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday )
  • On Saturday experience a  a marvelous cruise around the imposing western part of the Holy Mountain of Athos

Don’t forget your swimwear! Swimming in the crystal-blue sea is included!

Participation in the Mount Athos cruise is also open to women!


  • Starting point: Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) | 07:30


  • 11 hours (5 hours on the road)


We depart to Ouranoupoli with the bus of Ammon Express along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist,

at 07:30 from Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos).

The route is 140 km and takes about 2 ½ hours.

Our journey begins as we arrive in Ouranoupoli at approximately 10:30 a.m, where we’re greeted by the Byzantine Tower of Prosforion, a trademark of the city. We then embark on an enchanting cruise around the awe-inspiring Mount Athos, an independent monastic state with a history spanning over 1,100 years.

Comprising of 20 monasteries, including one Russian, one Serbian, and one Bulgarian, Mount Athos is a destination that’s not to be missed. Experience the unparalleled beauty of the area as we sail along its stunning coastline, taking in the incredible views and learning about its fascinating history. Join us for an unforgettable journey to Mount Athos and discover the magic of this magnificent destination.

Our Mount Athos cruise continues to the enchanting island of Ammouliani, where we enjoy free time to immerse ourselves in the emerald waters and relax on the sandy beaches. This verdant island boasts a picturesque port and traditional alleys, showcasing the typical architecture of Mt. Athos dispersed throughout the island. Take a stroll through the charming village and explore its local shops and tavernas.

Experience the island’s serene waters, which never fail to amaze every traveler. Take advantage of the opportunity to taste traditional Greek cuisine at one of the island’s many tavernas, and indulge in the flavors of the region. Join us on this unforgettable journey and discover the beauty of the Athos peninsula and the enchanting island of Ammouliani.

On Saturday experience a breathtaking cruise around the majestic western region of the Holy Mountain of Athos with the luxurious boat. Immerse yourself in the holy monasteries and be captivated by the stunning natural beauty of the sea.

We depart to Thessaloniki at around 17:00 and we are back after 2 ½ hours, making the same stops where we started from.


  • Round-trip transportation to Ouranoupoli - Chalkidiki
  • Trip attendant-archaeologist (English/Greek)
  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)


  • Cruise ticket (25 euros) which you pay at the time of boarding the boat

  • Personal expenses
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant

  • Tips


  • Our trip attendant-archaeologist shall wear clothing with the Ammon Express marking so that he/she will be recognisable easily

  • You should be at the departure point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding
  • Please note that there is a cruise ticket fee of 25 euros, which is payable at the time of boarding the boat.
  • Cruise ticket fee for ages 6-17 is 15 euros and for children 0-5 years old is free
  • Don’t forget your swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
  • During the cruise, there are available coffees, sandwiches, beers and refreshments (not included in the price).There is also an audio guide, available in various languages.

  • Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion will remain unforgettable to all participants
  • Have a nice trip and an unforgettable experience!
  • Don’t forget to share pictures and comments from your experience!