The Friends of Mount Athos

President:

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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A Pilgrim's Guide
to Mount Athos

A Pilgrim's Guide to Mount Athos: Estimating Your Costs

This prices listed on this page come from a variety of sources. Some have been provided by official sources (who may or may not have provided updated information after price changes); others come from reports of our own members who have travelled to the Holy Mountain within the last year or two. Please consider them approximations and plan accordingly.

ITEM SPECIFICATIONS COST
Diamonitirion Orthodox students 10 Euros
  Orthodox regular 25 Euros
  non-Orthodox students 10 Euros
  non-Orthodox regular 35 Euros
  non-Orthodox students 10 Euros
Thessaloniki city bus (OASTh) City center to KTEL Chalkidikis station, kiosk price 1 day ahead 0.80 Euros
  City center to KTEL Chalkidikis station, price on the bus 0.90 Euros
Taxi, Thessaloniki to Ierissos fare is shared among passengers 90 Euros
Ierissos to Ouranoupolis by KTEL bus price on the bus 2 Euros approx.
Ierissos to Ouranoupolis by taxi fare is shared among passengers 15 euros
Thessaloniki to Ouranoupolis by KTEL bus ticket purchased at KTEL-Chalkidikis station on day of travel or one day ahead 12.40 euros
Ferryboat Ouranoupolis to Daphni or reverse 1-way ticket 7.99 euros
Boat (karavi) Ierissos to destination fare depends on destination.
example: to Vatopedi
14 euros
Speedboat Ierissos to Megisti Lavra & destinations between or return fare depends on destination.  
Mt Athos bus Daphni to Karyes 3.50 euros
SpeedboatMikra Agia Anna 1 way, Daphni to Ouranoupolis or reverse 12 euros
Taxi boat 1-way, Daphni to Ouranoupolis or reverse
fare is divided among passengers (up to 12 maximum )
160 euros
Mt Athos Minibus fare depends on starting point & destination
Fare is divided among passengers (up to 10); above 10: 8.50 euros each
example: Karyes to Vatopedi
85 euros

You Can Help Your Fellow Pilgrims

The information provided in these pages for your convenience is, of course, subject to change. Boat schedules and hours of service of the offices mentioned above may change from season to season. The Friends of Mount Athos attempt to keep this information up to date and to issue advisories as the need arises. You can help us and your fellow travelers by advising us if you find upon arrival that the procedures or schedules have changed. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to keep this information current.


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Header Image: Detail from a pilgrimage souvenir print produced for Philotheou Monastery in 1849. The detail depicts the arrival of the "pious pilgrims" on horseback, with the monastery on the left and two monks waiting to greet the arriving pilgrims.
Photograph by Robert W. Alllison, © 2011. The original print bears the following inscription (in Greek):
This bronzeplate print of the Holy Monastery of Philotheou on the Holy Mountain of Athoswas printed at the personal expense of Nikolas Emmanouel Chionakes of Crete for the salvation of his soul and those of his parents and kin,and it was dedicated freely for pious pilgrims.
Printed in Moscow on 4 August, 1849.