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Mount Athos Tour, Greece

About Mount Athos:- Mount Athos Greece is a mountain and peninsula which is in northeastern Greece and is also home to 20 monasteries which is under the direct jurisdiction of Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. The Mount Athos is commonly referred as Holy Mountain and the peninsula is also known as Acte or Akte. The Mount Athos is a part of European Union and it empowers the Monastic’s State’s Authority also regulating the free movement of people along with goods in it’s territory. The various Churches along with Monasteries are built here in the Byzantine Era and followers do come here along with tourists.

How can reach:- "Mount Athos" is approx 668 KM far from Athens city by road. Thessaloniki is the nearest major city which is approx 130 KM far. Its nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" which distance is 130 KM and its nearest town is Tripiti Town. Its nearest railway station is Thessaloniki (116.0 KM). Buses, Ferry and taxis are available from Thessaloniki city.

Entrance Timings:-

9:00 am to 4:00 pm : Monday to Friday

10:00 am to 12:00 pm : Saturday.

Closed: Sunday, all Holidays.

Tickets Price (Entrance Fee):-

€ 15.00 : General Adult (Orthodox)

euro; 30.00 : General Adult (Non Orthodox)

€ 10.00 : Student (Non Orthodox)

Visitors first Admission Permission contact address:-

The Holy Executive of the Holy Mount Athos Pilgrims' Bureau

109 EGNATIA STR.

546 22, Thessaloniki, Greece

Numbers: +30 2310 252578, Fax +30 2310 222424

strong>Important Things to Tourists:-

1. Women are allow to enter on Mount Athos territory.

2. Under 18 person can not stay in night on Mount Athos territory.

. Only 100 orthodox and 10 non orthodox can visit per day

*Permission allows by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Athens, Phone: +30 210 3626 894

Contact Number:- +30 2310 252578, Fax +30 2310 222424

Location:- Mount Athos, Greece (Northeastern).

Tourist Attractions:- Ancient age monasteries like Great Lavra, Chilandariou, Simonos Petra, Konstamonitou,Bogoroditsa, Profiti Ilias and Agiou Andreos etc.

UNESCO World Heritage Site:- from 1988.

Website:- http://www.inathos.gr


Weather Temperature:-

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 2.8 2.8 7.5 7.5 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.8 12.9 6.0 6.0
Average High (℃) 10.3 10.3 17.1 17.1 29.0 29.0 29.0 29.0 29.0 21.1 13.2 13.2

Nearest Accommodations:-

Luxury Hotels:- Eagles Villas (+30 2377 440050), Eagles Palace (+30 2377 440050), Avaton Luxury Villas Resort (+30 693 239 0252), Alexandros Palace (+30 2377 031424), GKEEA Boutique Hotel (+30 2377 022533), Alexandros Palace Hotel & Suites (+30 2377 031424).

Affordable Hotels:- Pansion Amanatidis (+30 2377 071374), Makedonia Hotel (+30 2377 071085), Hotel Theopisti (+30 2377 071232), Athos Guest House (+30 2377 071337), Pension Antonakis (+30 697 823 3931), Archodiko Toliadi (+30 2377 071401), Ayia Marina Suites (+30 2377 071271), Pyrgos Hotel (+30 2377 071281), Hotel Sunset (+30 2377 071372), Panorama Spa Hotel (+30 2377 071544), Filoxenia Hotel (+30 2377 071158), Hotel Princess (+30 2377 071085), Kari Hotel (+30 2377 071350), Hotel Anemos Ouranoupoli (+30 2377 071660).

Distances from Tripiti Town:-

Athens City : 630.4 KM

Thessaloniki City : 132.3 KM

Patras City : 591.1 KM

Larissa City : 280.7 KM

Heraklion City : 967.8 KM

Volos City : 340.9 KM

Nearest Major Airport:- Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" is the second busiest airports of the Greece which connects mostly European countries. It is just 130.5 KM distance from Mount Athos centre.

Nearest Railway Station:- "Thessaloniki" (130.5 KM); Fast trains are available from Thessaloniki railway station to Athens. Travel distance is 304 KM and approx timings 5.20 Hours

Taxi Services:- Taxis are available from Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (202 KM) to Mount Athos tour.

Buses Services:- Buses are available from Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (202 KM) to Mount Athos tour.