Mount Athos -commonly known as the Holy Mountain- is the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 monasteries, 12 skites, and about 700 houses, cells or hermitages and approximately 2,000 monks.
The “Garden of Virgin Mary” is the paradise of the eastern peninsula of Halkidiki!
The Monastic State of the Holy Mountain is known to be the main carrier of Orthodox Christianity and holds spiritual glory and great history.
It is a religious community with 1.000 years old monasteries, cells in caves or between the rocks, towers, domes, belfries, chants, etc. It is listed in UNESCO’s WORLD HERITAGE MONUMENTS.
Even though women are not allowed inside Mount Athos, all visitors (men and women) can admire the magnificent monasteries by cruising along the west coast of Athos peninsula.
For those that are fishing enthousiasts, the area close to Mount Athos is most famous for its rich sea life and the depth of the waters there, offer a unique fishing experience.
Daily cruises with luxury and comfort yachts depart from both Kassandra and Sithonia with Mount Athos as a destination.
You can choose to make a close coastline cruise and take great photos of the superb mountain and its various ancient monasteries whilst enjoying the sea and sun.