Mount Athos area, a unique culinary & spiritual experience

Mount Athos area, a unique culinary & 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 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 consider 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”.

 

Suggested Program

01First day – 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.

 

02Second day – Optional – A spiritual experience (strictly men’s only)

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 Daphni, 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.

 

02Second day – Cruise to Ammouliani and the 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.

 

03Third day – Departure

Get ready for departure, taking with you all the wonderful memories gathered in the Mount Athos area.

Additional Info

Price per person:

03 June – 05 June 22 July – 24 July
10 June – 12 June 26 Aug – 28 Aug
17 June – 19 June 02 Sep – 04 Sep
24 june – 26 June 09 Sep – 11 Sep
01 July – 03 July 16 Sep – 18 Sep
08 July – 10 July 23 Sep – 25 Sep
15 July – 17 July

 

Medium Season High Season
From 760.00 €*

(Aditional Cost, optional day from 400 €)

From 870,00 €*

(Aditional Cost, optional day from 400 €)

* The above rates are per person & include accommodation in DBL room with Sea View. Single supplement or room
upgrade is available on request.

This price includes:

  • 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 of Drenia (Gaidouronisia)
  • Three breakfasts
  • One lunch & one dinner
  • All entrance fees for scheduled activities / visits
  • Travel insurance

Does not include:

  • International & domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Meals & Drinks, where not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Tips and items of a personal nature

Comments:

  • One day spiritual experience to Mount Athos, visit to several monasteries, wine tasting and cooking session at the Mylopotamos winery (men only)
  • Duration: 3 days (2 overnights)
  • Group size: 6-10 adults
  • Time period: June – September
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