Believed to be the `gateway to heaven` and the border between the human and the divine, Ouranoupolis is as far as female visitors (and male visitors without advance permission) can go on land. Ferries and small cruise boats operate out of Ouranoupolis to provide all visitors with a look at the peninsula and the monasteries. From the town of Ouranoupoli at the edge of the frontier between the Holy Mountain and the rest of the world there is a small boat that takes you to the port of Daphne, the official entry point for pilgrims to Mount Athos.
An enchanting vacation package, visiting some chaming destinations in Greece!. Start with a visit to Athens (a city steeped in mythology: Home of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum) and then, catch a transfer to Ouranoupolis (the port town from where the ferry to Mount Athos departs) and Thessaloniki (a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea and the second-largest Greek city. Was the second-most well-fortified city in the Byzantine Empire, after Constantinople) with a stop by Ancient Stagira. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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