FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS IN THE HOLY MOUNT

FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS IN THE HOLY MOUNT ATHOS

FIND REAL PEACE OF MIND IN THE MOST SACRED CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX PLACE ON EARTH WHERE THE MONKS KEEP UNCHANGED THE TRADITIONS FROM THE FIRST CENTURIES !


TAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY MOUNT ATHOS AT
THE MIRACLE WORKING ICONS OF THE HOLY VIRGIN


 

Day 1

-Arrive at Thesaaloniki airport ( SKG ) and transfer to Ouranopolis Accommodation

 

Day 2

- Meet the tour-guide in the hotel lobby at 07 : 15 .Walk with the tour guide to the Pilgrimage Office in order to be there at 07 : 30 and get the entry permit in the Holy Mount ( Diamonitirion ) Get the tickets and depart by speed boat at 08 : 45 from Ouranopolis and arrive at 09 : 25 to the Arsana / Harbour of Saint Panteleimon (Αγίου Παντελεήμονος ) Monastery  or Rossikon (Ρωσικό)
Visit the places where Saint Silouan the Athonite lived.Then visit 
Xenophontos/Xenofondos (Ξενοφώντος)Monasterydedicated to Saint George and pray at the miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Hodegetria – “She who is the guiding one” , Dochiariu / Docheiariou Monastery(Δοχειάριου)
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dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. and pray at the miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Gorgoypikoos” – “She who is Quick to Hear.”
Arrival at  Vatopédi (Βατοπέδι) Monastery – dedicated to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and pray at the miracle making icons of the Holy Virgin , Pantanassa
the Queen of All ,Paramythia
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the consolation, Esfagmeni
the stabbed oneElaiovrytissa
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“She who is the wellspring of oil” , Pyrovolitheisa
the one who got shot,

Vimatarissa-
the one responsible for the Holy Altar /known also asKtitorissa – the establisher,Antiphonitria

Overnight in Vatopedi Monastery

 

Day 3

Depart to Karyes – Καρυές ( the capital of the Holy Mountain ) Visit Protaton Church dedicated to the Dormition of the Holy Virgin  (pray at miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Axion Estin – It’s truly meet ) – The next stop is Koutloumousiou (Κουτλουμούσι)Monastery , dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour and pray at the miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Phovera Prostasia-“The awful protection”

Depart for Philotheou Monastery dedicated to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( pray at miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Glycophilousa – Sweet kissing )

, then visit Pantokratoros Monsatery
dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour

- pray at miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Gerontissa(the Elderess), then visit Stavronikita Monastery Σταυρονικήτα, dedicated to Saint Nicholas ( pray at miracle making icon of Streidas - Saint Nicholas of the Oyster ) Then visit of  IvironMonastery(Ιβήρων)
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(pray at miracle making icon of the Holy Virgin Portaitissa –the Gate keeper)

Overnight in Iviron Monastery

 

Day 4

Depart forGreat Lavra (Μεγίστη Λαύρα) Arrive at the Monastery and pray at the relics and the cross of St. Athanasius the Athonite. Pray at the miracle working icons of the Holy Virgin Koukouzalissa(Its name comes from Saint John Koukouzelis, the renowned chanter of the Holy Monastery of Great Lavra.),Oikonomissa(Administrator)

Arrive at Skete / Little Monastery Lacul.
Overnight in Skete / Little Monastery Lacul

 

Day 5

Transfer by minibus from Skete / Little Monastery Lacul to Saint Paul Monastery ( which holds the gifts of the kings from orient brought to Christ , the right hand relic of Saint Maxim the Witness ) Then you will take Saint Anne boat to Daphne where you will arrive at  10 : 30. Free time to buy gifts. At 12 : 00 you will take the Axion Estin boat to Ouranopolis and arrive at 14 : 00 . Depart to Thessaloniki Upon arrival in Thessaloniki (arround 15 : 30) accommodation and optional city tour and / or Greek farewell dinner

 


Day 6

- Breakfast.Transfer to Thesaaloniki airport ( SKG ) for flight home

 

PRICE = depends on :

  • The number of passengers

  • The hotel rating in Ouranopolis and Thessaloniki ( 3,4 or 5 stars)

INCLUDED TRAVEL SERVICES in Greece :

  • Accommodation in Ouranopolis in 3,4 or 5 star hotel
  • Accommodation in Thessaloniki in 3,4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast included
  • Private transfer by minivan / van from Thessaloniki airport to Ouranopolis Hotel
  • Private transfer by minivan / van from Ouranopolis Harbour to Thessaloniki Hotel
  • Private transfer by minivan / van from Thessaloniki hotel to Thessaloniki airport

INCLUDED TRAVEL SERVICES in and around Mount Athos :

  • Entry permit ( Diamonitirion ) for Mount Athos

  • 3 nights accommodation in the Monasteries with evening and morning meals

  • Private transfer by speed boat from Ouranopolis Harbour to the Arsana(Harbour) of the Xenofontos Monastery

  • Transfer by boat from Saint Paul Monastery to Daphne Harbour

  • Transfer by boat from Daphne Harbour to Ouranopolis Harbour

  • TourGuide assistance in and around the Holy Mount
  • Private transfer by van in the Holy Mountain
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