Optional Excursion, 1-Day Cruise to Mount Athos

We offer an optional excursion during the Conference in honour of Prof. Panos Pardalos,a 1-day cruise to Mount Athos on 19th of June

Chalkidiki is a peninsula of distinctive shape located roughly in the center of Macedonia, close to Thessaloniki and terminates in three smaller ones.
The third one terminates into Mount Athos, while the oldest surviving monastic community in the world, which is known among the Greeks as Holy Mount, occupies the entire peninsula. In the Holy Mount there are 20 monasteries from the Byzantine period, built on a rocky and imposing landscape of inimitable beauty that you can enjoy during the cruise. Even today, approximately 1.200 monks still live there under strict rule, with no women ever allowed to set foot.
Being on board you will have the opportunity to admire from a slight distance the unique Mount Athos with its impressive Byzantine monasteries and be informed by the guide.

During the cruise, enjoy the facilities on board. This cruise is the only possibility for women to see Mount Athos!

The program contains:

- 15:00 Departure from Porto Carras Meliton Hotel to Ouranoupolis with a 50 seated luxurious bus and licensed English speaking guide.

- 16:00 Arrival at Ouranoupolis, a typical Greek fishing village.

- 16:15 Departure for a private cruise to Holy Mount.

- 19:30 Return to Ouranoupolis port.

-19:45 Departure from the port of Ouranoupolis and drive back to hotel through Gomati.

- 21:00 Arrival to your final destination, Porto Carras Grand Resort. End of Tour.

The price of the cruise including the transfer from Porto Carras Meliton Hotel to Ouranoupolis is 
60,00 € per person.
If you want to book for the cruise, please send us an email to nikos@aerogrammitravel.gr  with a subject ''cruise'' and the name(s) of the passenger(s) or you can register directly to info/registration desk(next to hotel reception) to Porto Carras Meliton Hotel.


Please note that the realization of the cruise requires at least 30 passengers,otherwise it will be cancelled.
The registrations must be made until 15 June in the evening.Please visit the Info / Registration Desk. 

Useful link(s) for Mount Athos