Athos Express

The Mount Athos express cruise is a unique opportunity not only to witness but also to take part in the pilgrimage to the holy relics of the saints from Mount Athos.

The cruise starts at the port of Ormos Panagias at 9:15

While sailing close to the coast onboard of an outstanding pirate ship "Menia -Maria" and enjoying the view of the impressive Holy Mountain, you'll get to know a lot about each monastery e.g. history, habits as well as about many interesting facts about this unique closed monastic community.

The monks from Athos monasteries will board the ship with some of holy relics and make a church service on board in the middle of the ship route. While returning to the port there is an entertaining program on the ship with Greek traditional dancing and live music.


09.15 Departure from the port of Ormos Panagias in the direction of the southernmost end of Mount Athos peninsular. Guided tour along four monasteries of the west coast, the history of Mount Athos and the life of the monks.

12.30 Boarding of the monks to the ship

13.30 Heading back to the port

15.30 The end of the cruise at Ormos Panagias port.


  • Transportation by bus and escort from Κassandra and Sithonia to Ormos Panagias. Pick up from different points. (extra charge of 15 euro)
  • People with disabilities and families with children.
  • Special offers available for groups

*All the excursions in the beginning and in the end of the touristic season should be confirmed beforehand.


  • Boat ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Greek traditional dances & live music event
  • All taxes


  • Food and drinks


Route Description

LanguagesGreek, English, Russian
DaysTuesday, Friday
Departure pointOrmos Panagias
Departure time09.00
Athos Express
Athos Express
Athos Express
Athos Express
Athos Express
Athos Express
Athos Express


Adults30 €
Children-50% (6 - 12 years old)
Free of charge0 - 5 years old