1st day. Arrival in Thessaloniki. Meeting at the airport “Macedonia”. Transfer from the airport to the 4 * hotel and accommodation. In case of you arrival, together with the spouse or the whole family, which has a daughter(s), the wife and daughter(s) stay in the hotel – we develop a different program for them.
2rd day. In the morning, the male family members departure for Ouranoupoli on the car.
7.00 – on a high-speed craft you arrive at the monastery of Xenophon, where a priest is waiting for you, to communion the children. After, breakfast in the monastery.
9.00 – Departure from the monastery of Xenophon in a jeep towards the monastery of Vatopedi, arriving at the monastery at 9.45. Venerating to the miraculous icons of the monastery of Vatopedi and the Belt of the Virgin. A brief prayer at the Belt of the Virgin and the blessing of priest of the monastery.
10.40 – Departure from Vatopedi in the direction of Iveron Monastery.
11.40 – Arrival in the Iveron monastery, applying to the icon of the Virgin “Portaitissa“, as well as to 180 relics of the monastery Iver. Blessing of priest of the Iversky monastery.
12.20 – Departure from the Iversky monastery in the direction of the monastery Stavronikita.
12.40 – Arrival at the monastery of Stavronikita. Venerating to the icon of St. Nicholas (“Stridas”, trans., “Oyster”), blessing and a short prayer of priest.
13.10 – Departure from the monastery Stavronikita in the direction of the St. Andrew’s Skete.
13.30 – Arrival at the monastery of Andrew the Apostle. Venerating to the relics of Andrew the Apostle, the blessing of monk of monastery.
14.10 – Departure from the monastery in the direction of the monastery of St. Panteleimon (Russian).
15.10 – Arrival at the monastery, Venerating the relics and the miraculous icon of St. Panteleimon, the blessing of priest of the monastery of St. Panteleimon.
15.40 – Departure from the monastery of St. Panteleimon towards the monastery of Xenophon.
16.00 – Departure on a high-speed craft in Ouranoupoli.
16.30 – Arrival at the wharf of Ouranoupoli and transfer to the city of Thessaloniki.
18.00 – Return to a hotel.
Program for female members of the family (on client request):
After breakfast at hotel, at 9.00 – departure from the hotel by car with a certified guide to Porto Lagos at the courtyard of the Athos monastery of Vatopedi. Arrival at the monastery at 11.00.
Translation of the Belt of the Most Holy Mother of God and a short prayer service. The opportunity to venerate to the belt of the Virgin and to the miraculous icon of “Pantanassa“. The monastery also has part of the Honest Tree and the miraculous image of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Blessing of the monk and conversation (if you would like, you can communion).
Next visit the place where the Apostle Paul baptized the first Christian woman in Europe – Holy Lydia. Visit the temple and the holy spring, where you can plunge into the holy water.
18.00 – return to the hotel.
Cost for males per person:
1 person – 700 euro
2 people – 400 euro
3 people – 280 euro
1 woman – 500 euro
2 women – 250 euro
3 women – 200 euro
4 women – 150 euro
The price does not include:
Accommodation at the hotel (at your choice). Diamonitirion (cost 25 euro)
The cost of the program for women includes:
Minibus. Excursion. Certified guide (graduate of Theological Faculty)
Transfer airport-hotel and back.
The cost of the program for men includes:
Certified guide (graduate of Theological Faculty)
Transport on Athos
Tour of the Holy Mountain and visiting monasteries
Transfer hotel – Ouranoupoli and back.
Diamonitirion to the Holy Mountain.