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Mount Athos - 3 Days
A unique culinary experience & spiritual experience! Find your inner peace on the easternmost peninsula of Chalkidiki, a unique paradise of serenity, blessed with unspoiled nature and a rich fish and seafood based cuisine.
According to the Greek mythology, Mount Athos is the result of a fight between the ancient gods and the giants, when Athos, a giant, threw a massive rock against Poseidon. As far as the Orthodox Religion is concerned, it is considered being the Garden of Virgin Mary. Either way, both stories underline the wild beauty and grandeur of this place called Agion Oros, “the Holy Mountain”.
Day 1 - Arrive and get settled
Arrive in the village of Ouranoupoli. Visit the tower of Prosforiou, a local historic monument hosting a museum, if the time permits it. Check in at the five star hotel located by the sea. After settling down, put on your aprons and get ready for an evening hands-on cooking class at a multi-awarded Restaurant, put together by an expert chef who will share some of his culinary secrets with you. Dine in this high quality restaurant and get to know the delicious local cuisine.
Day 2 – Optional Spiritual Mount Athos Experience (strictly for men)
Embark on a boat to “the Holy Mountain” and brace yourselves for a truly “once in a lifetime experience”. Once you reach the port of Dafni, you enter the oldest surviving monastic community in the world, a World Heritage Site and self-governed state in the Hellenic Republic, home to 20 Orthodox monasteries dating back to 1000 years.
You will have the chance to visit and marvel several historic monasteries and be amazed by the extraordinary natural beauty and wild landscapes of this utterly unspoilt part of Greece. Finally, you will end up at Mylopotamos where the Monk Epifaneios will welcome you in the Vineyards and the Winery and invite you in a cooking class on the local “agioritiki” cuisine.
Day 2 – Day cruise to Ammouliani and islets.
Start your cruise sailing to the beautiful island of Ammouliani, where you will enjoy swimming in the crystal clear sea and sunbathing in the soft sand. You will have time to visit the single village of the island and continue the cruise with stops to the nearby, pristine islets. The captain will prepare a delicious barbeque on the boat to complete the experience. Back to the hotel, spend some time relaxing in the hotel spa and other superb facilities and enjoy a gourmet dinner in one of the restaurants with a beautiful sea view.
Day 3 – Departure
Get ready for departure, taking with you all the wonderful memories gathered in the Mount Athos area.
Information about this trip:
Duration: 3 days (2 overnights)
Group size: 6-10 adults
Time period: May – September
Available dates / Medium Season - From 760.00 € per person
20 May - 23 May
27 May - 29 May
03 June - 05 June
10 June - 12 June
17 June - 19 June
16 Sept - 18 Sept
23 Sept - 25 Sept
Available Dates / High Season - From 870.00 € per person
24 June - 26 June
01 July - 03 July
08 July - 10 July
15 July - 17 July
22 July - 24 July
25 Aug - 27 Aug
02 Sept - 04 Sept
09 Sept - 11 Sept
*The above rates include accommodation in DBL room with Sea View.
**Single supplement or room upgrade is available on request.
#The above rates include:
*Accommodation in Eagles Palace 5* hotel, Ouranoupoli.
*Airport pick up & drop off (Thessaloniki airport).
*Private group luxury transfers.
*One hands-on cooking class on Mediterranean cuisine by an expert chef.
*Day cruise to the nearby island of Ammouliani and the small islets.
*One lunch & one dinner.
*All entrance fees for scheduled activities/ visits.
## Optional Tour (with extra charge):
One day spiritual experience to Mount Athos, visit to several monasteries, wine tasting and cooking session at the Mylopotamos winery (men only): From 480.00€
The above rates exclude:
*International & domestic flights.
*Meals & Drinks, where not listed as included in the itinerary.
*Optional additional tours or activities during free time.
*Tips and items of personal interest/ nature.
# More dates available, upon request.
## Please note that this trip is not recommended for children.