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Mount Athos Cruise combined with swimming and lunch - from Ormos Panagias

With this awesome cruise you have the perfect opportunity to combine a lifetime sightseeing journey to the Mount Athos monasteries with an unforgettable swimming experience on the picturesque island of Ammouliani.

Our boat starts from the port of Ormos Panagias in Sithonia at 10:00. We sail northeast toward the Mount Athos peninsula and after about 1h and 30 min we are in front of the imposing Byzantine monasteries.

At 11:30 we start our round cruise to the Mount Athos monasteries. For more information about these seductive, primal itinerary in the monastic centre you can find by referring to our Cruises to Mount Athos page.

As we cross the southwest side of peninsula you are able to see some of the most impressive monasteries of Mount Athos and their beautiful surrounding landscapes. During our trip there is a multilingual tour guide for your reference.

Make sure that you have your camera on hand and prepare to enjoy a breathtaking amazing experience once you lived you will always remember.

Our spiritual sightseeing cruise lasts for about 1 hour and 15 minutes and after that we reach in the island of Ammouliani and the famous beach Alykes. We drop our anchor here where you have enough time to swim in the crystal clear waters or enjoy the sun in parasols and sun loungers, or just visit the beach bar and the traditional tavern of this well organized wonderful beach.

While you enjoy the sun and sea our crew members are preparing your lunch. A delicious barbeque with Greek salad, bread, tzatziki and a glass of wine are waiting you onboard after your swimming adventure. And If you are a vegan, you don’t need to worry. Contact with us at least one day before the cruise and we will prepare something especially for you!

After you finish with your lunch we pull anchors and sail back to Ormos Panagias where we end this memorable combined cruise at 17:00.

  • Day: Every Thursday
  • Port of departure: Ormos Panagias (in Sithonia)
  • Departure time: 10:00
  • Returning time: 17:00


  • Lunch on board
  • Swimming equipment
  • Detailed, multilingual guided tour to Mount Athos
  • Free Wi-Fi




  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the impressive Byzantine monasteries
  • Cruise around an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk on a traditional, beautiful Greek island
  • Long lasting holidays experiences by swimming in crystal clear waters and having a berbecue on board


Calypso Combination Cruise is available every Thursday at 10:00 from the port of Ormos Panagias in Sithonia.