Office pilgrims to Mount Athos Ouranoupolis

Access to Mount Athos is possible only by sea. There are two ports of embarkation for pilgrims. One is Ierissos from where there are buses serving the east side of the peninsula and the other Ouranoupoli for those traveling on the west side.

The majority of pilgrims syntriptiki served by Ouranoupoli because there is rarely prohibitive departing from the port, which is not the Ierissos, which is exposed to strong east winds that make it impossible to execute traffic in winter and is often cancel the service other times.

Office pilgrims to Mount Athos OuranoupoliI transition to Mount Athos is relatively simple. After you decide what day we want to travel you ring Haj Office in Thessaloniki (2310252575) for issuance of Diamonitiriou. The communication must be made days earlier Bear (especially during the summer months) because the number of pilgrims visiting the Holy Mountain is a daily default to 120. If the above number has been completed suggest an alternative date before or after the day we wanted to complete their journey. The information we request is: name, father’s name, year of birth and identity card number with the issuing authority.

The diamonitirio is a document issued by the Holy Supervision and provides us with four-day stay (three nights) on Mount Athos. On the diamonitirio identifying the pilgrim, the code number, date of admission and days of stay. If necessary to stay more days, the extension gives the Holy Supervision based in the capital of Athos, Karyes.

After completing the first stage, which is to ensure the adoption of Diamonitiriou, in contact with the monasteries that we want to visit it because there is limited accommodation.

On the day of departure must, from 8.00 until 9.30 in the morning to collect the Haj Office in Ouranoupoli The diamonitirio by showing the identity card and draw a ticket for the ferry boat. Embarkation is from 9.30 until 9.45, departure time for Daphne. The route, lasting about two hours, here are the pictures, indicating the arrival time and the Arsanades the various monasteries that we find. The above time is ± 5 -10, because it depends on the ship on that route.