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CRUISE #4: Calypso Combination Cruise


A MOUNT ATHOS CRUISE COMBINED WITH A SWIMMING TOUR TO THE ISLAND OF AMMOULIANI WITH A 17% DISCOUNT!


CRUISE #4: Calypso Combination Cruise. From Ouranoupolis.

We're delighted to introduce a brand new concept in cruises - Calypso Combination Cruise!

With this unique cruise you have the perfect opportunity to combine a lifetime sightseeing cruise around the Byzantine monasteries of Mount Athos and a swimming tour to the picturesque island of Ammouliani, all in one stunning cruise. Ammouliani is the only inhabited island of Halkidiki surrounded by blessed beautiful beaches and islets, ideal for swimming, diving and relaxation.


We set sail at 11:00 from the port of Ouranoupolis for our daily Mount Athos cruise (Cruise #1). We leisurely cruise the west coast of the Holy peninsula until the Skete of Agia Anna and you will have the chance to admire a unique sight of the monasteries which are build in beautiful unspoiled natural settings and have been facing the sea for over ten centuries.

Some of the monasteries you are going to see and be informed about their history are Monastery of Dochiarioy, Xenophontos, Saint Panteleimon, Simonos Petras, Osioy Gregoriou, Dionysiou and Saint Paul.

Although we're sailing in a distance from which you can clearly see the monasteries, however you can ask for a pair of binoculars from a crew member of our boat if you want to take a closer look at the awesome monasteries.

Before we turn around and take the way back to Ouranoupolis our boat make a brief stop in front of a monastery and 1-2 monks coming aboard Calypso with some holy relics especially for our guests. This is a once in a lifetime experience for Orthodox people and especially for women who not allowed to enter inside the monastic state.

Sailing back towards Ouranoupolis keep your camera ready as you may well get some wonderful photos of the dolphins which sometimes swim alongside our boat and leap spectacularly out of the water.

We're back in Ouranoupolis at 15:00 and about 30 minutes later we arrive at the beautifull beach of Alykes in the island of Ammouliani.

Alykes Beach is located in the enchanting bay of Alykes in the west side of the island. This is the most popular beach on the island and is covered with fine sand and turquoise waters. It is a well organized beach where you can rent parasols and sunbeds or enjoy traditional Greek food in the waterfront tavern. Alykes has become the trademark of the island and is considered as the most beautiful beach. We remain there for about 2 hours for swimming in the crystal clear waters and relaxing under the sun.

Alternatively, depending from the weather, we can drop our anchors in Drenia islands instead of Alykes beach.

At 18:00 we return back in Ouranoupolis filled with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.



       Details        Includes
       Highlights
  • Day: Thursday
  • Port of departure: Ouranoupolis
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Returning time: 18:00
  • Detailed, multilingual guided tour to Mount Athos
  • Swimming equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the impressive Byzantine monasteries
  • Cruise around an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the Greek sun and sea
  • A stunning beach on the only inhabited island of Halkidiki

 
 

Calypso Combination Cruise is available every Thursday at 11:00 from the port of Ouranoupolis.



Please note that you can book Calypso Combination Cruise either as a package (both cruises) with a 17% discount, or individually for each one of them.