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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Please know that if you are a woman considering visiting, you are not allowed on land. You cannot come closer than 500 metres from shore. I wonder what would have happened had I jumped ship and started swimming towards the shore? I am sure it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank AmyDakar
Reviewed May 25, 2018

We went by coach from our hotel (1 hour) and then picked up the ship (pirate ship) for the cruise. If you want to sit on the top deck either take a cushion with you or have a well padded bottom! The seats are atrocious,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Iain L
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Cruise to Mount Athos with Tripway travel agency was a great experience! Staff was very polite and friendly. The view of the Monasteries was astonishing at least. I highly recommend it !!!

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank chris m
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Visiting Mt Athos--the Holy Mountain--a republic of 20 monasteries, is a special experience. I am not Orthodox, but went because I was interested in seeing this holy place that has the somewhat unique condition of not admitting women. It has been a sacred area for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
7  Thank Wanderer33
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Mount Athos (or the Holy Mountain) cannot be visited directly, without a visa from the board governing it. Also it has no direct land connection with the rest of the Chalkidiki peninsula. Normally, it can be seen from the see, at a minimum 500 m;...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Radu E
Reviewed September 14, 2017

No matter if you.are Orthodox ot not , even Christian , a visit to Mount Athos worth to be done ! ita a historical , spiritual and religious place for about 1000 years

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank kaliptsidis
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Spare 40 euros for Meteore. THAT ONE deserve a visit. Otherwise book your pilgrimage and visit the monastry by your self..but do not have the trip by boat

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Marco C
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Its one of the trips you should do at least once in your life! It is a very quiet place with nice nature scenics and people that the conversation with them can improve the way you think!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank loizosk2017
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Whoever gets a chance to visit the monks republic should go. I have never seen anything like it. Unique spiritual experience, great architecture and unspoiled nature.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank I3952WXpeters
Reviewed December 8, 2016

It is a very important destination for orthodox people, but also for any people passionate of history. On the entire Mount Athos only the presence of male is allowed. (Visa needed).

Date of experience: December 2016
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Hi, As a female, you are not allowed to step on the Holy Mountain. I suppose you could take a private tour by boat around the area. In this case you can see some of the monasteries from the sea but this is too far away to... More
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