Witness one of the most sacred and holiest sites in Greece on this boat cruise to Mount Athos. An autonomous polity within Greece, Mount Athos is a haven for Eastern Orthodox Monasticism, consisting of over 20 monasteries. Although women and children are forbidden to enter this holy site, they can certainly witness the beauty of this religious haven and the eye-catching steep slopes of the mountain by water. This is your unique chance to witness the architectural significance of the monasteries through a different perspective. A day cruise along the waters of Mount Athos will surely leave anyone – man or woman – breathless!
Visit Mount Athos, a world heritage site and self-governed state in the Hellenic Republic, home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the “Holy Mountain”, a peninsula that you are not allowed to approach in less than 500m by sea and where access to women is prohibited since the whole area is devoted to Virgin Mary.