MOUNT ATHOS

Visit most of the twenty byzantine monasteries in Athos Mountain and live a unique experience…We will make all your arrangements for a highly memorable 1-2-3 or 4-days visit to Mt Athos.

MOUNT ATHOS

The Hiking Challenge. Many people from around the world visit Mount Athos every year to have a wonderful hiking experience.

 

 

MOUNT ATHOS

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our toursSIGHTSEEING - PILGRIMAGE ON HOLY MONASTERIES

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WHO WE ARE

Discover all the well-hidden secrets of orthodoxy. With us You will live unique and unforgettable moments that you will always want to repeat.

MPANTIS NIKOLAOS

A pilgrimage trip to Athos is a unique experience. It will be my pleasure to accompany you on this journey, to tour together in the Holy Monasteries and to discover the secrets of orthodoxy with the help of my 25-year experience on tourism professions. I speak english. Mount Athos is the core of Orthodoxy, it is not just an experience, it is a way of life.

MPANTIS ATHANASIOS

I love pilgrimage trips to Athos and together we will live a special experience in this sacred place. Through out my 25 years of experience on tourism professions, I will reveal you all the well hidden secrets of orthodoxy. I speak three foreign languages English, French, Italian. The route to the Holy Mountain of Orthodoxy will be a visit that you will always want to repeat.

 

OUR SERVICES

For the past 25 years our expert guides have directed countless excursions to Mount Athos. We organize standard or customized tours to suit the specific requests of pilgrims. Our guides are present for the entire duration of the tour.

HIKING

With our thorough knowledge of the many hiking paths throughout Athos we will guide you to sites providing breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the monasteries that rise up from the peninsula's rocky shores.

MONASTERIES

We arrange tours to all of the monasteries sites depending on the selected monasteries' ability to accommodate our tour at the time of reservation.

PILGRIMAGE

Many relics of saints and centuries' old church treasures of Orthodoxy are preserved by the monasteries of Athos including relics of saints which exude a sweet fragrance of Holy Myrrh.

SIGHTSEEING

We arrange sightseeing tours of Mount Athos. The monks of the Holy Mountain welcome pilgrims warmly and present for viewing the relics and spiritual artifacts housed by the monastery.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation from Ouranopoli to Mount Athos is only by water route via ferry or speedboat as per the choice of the pilgrim. Transportation between monasteries is via minivan.

ACCOMODATION

Overnight accommodations at the monasteries are arranged at the time that a tour is secured. Reservations are dependent on the availability of rooms at the chosen monastery or Kelli.

OUR GUESTS Thoughts of visitors who have experienced the tour with us.

Mathieu Meyer

Germany

Dear Athanasios, it was a great pleasure to visit Athos with you. As you said it takes some time to realize what we have experienced and what we have experienced was truly exceptional. Please let me know if I can be of any help regarding a trainee for your younger son. Have a nice weekend Best regards Mathieu

Gus Spenos, M.D.

USA

My journey to Mount Athos began many months before my actual departure from the USA. Mr. Bantis provided me with detailed information regarding the numerous historical and religious sites present on the Holy Mountain which enabled me to “customize” my pilgrimage. Although I had outlined a rigorous schedule that would challenge the most experienced of guides, we had no difficulty in meeting the outlined itinerary. My pilgrimage over three days included five monasteries(including Simonos Petras, to which a visitation pass is prized and most difficult to acquire), three Kelli’s, and personal meetings with ascetic monks living in isolated sites on Athos. The paths on Athos are unmarked and pilgrims travel by trial and error, obviously resulting in delays with a risk that their destination may not be reached. These paths are well known to Mr Bantis. All aspects of my journey were meticulously arranged and completed, including all transportation and accommodation needs to and from Athos as well as on Athos. I was regularly introduced to monks throughout Athos, all of whom Mr. Bantis has personal friendships. We attended numerous morning and evening liturgical services. My personal and spiritual life was deeply enriched and much of it I owe to Mr. Bantis’ expert guidance.

Jonathon Bond

ENGLAND 3/5/2018

Dear Athanasios and Nikos: Many thanks from all our group for organizing such a memorable visit to Athos for us – we’ve all come away with many special memories. Your care and organization were brilliant – thank you. I will be back in touch in due course to discuss possible arrangements for a return 5-day trip (including the Grand Lavra, climbing Mt Athos etc), probably for May or October 2020. Best regards, Jonathon

Tom Kushner

USA May 2019

Phil, Meet Athanasios who was my guide for our magnificent trip to the Holy Mountain. The hole process (Visa, hospitality, transport,etc.) is quite Byzantine, hope you like the pun, and Athanasios took incredible care of us and we had an easy and wonderful stay on Athos. Consider yourselves connected, if you need someone to help plan your tour, he’s the guy! We called him Allstate because we were always in good hands! Best, Tom

Ernest Vasseur USA June 2019

We had a magnificent visit to Mouth Athos, thanks to Athanasios and Nikolas, our excellent guides. They arranged everything and made us feel comfortable in a magical place.

Demos Argyros USA 6/10/2019

The first thing you said to us is we are going to live Mt Athos not just visit.  Truly the most amazing trip I have ever experienced.  Your guidance and attention to detail along with your knowledge of each place we visited was absolutely incredible.  The different monasteries, icons, experiences and interactions with the monks left me in awe.  Mt Athos is a special place and being with you made it come alive in a way that I could never dream of.  We lived Mt Athos and I look forward to living it again!  The only way to live Mt Athos is through you and your company!

Christofer Smirnakos Australia 22/9/2019

I was very grateful for the experience that I shared with Athanasios on ‘The Holy Mountain’ of Agios Oros. Athanasios was an excellent tour guide, knowing both English and Greek fluently. Every experience was made that much more fulfilling due to the explanations he gave to our group, making sure we understood everything we were bearing witness too. Agios Oros generally speaks for itself, the locations and sites you visit, they all have a holy presence that make your heart and soul go through a purification and cleansing process. This is made possible by detaching yourself from the outside (material) world. But most of all, it was Athanasios that took us to these amazing locations with ease and the appropriate transport (air conditioned). Athanasios made the paperwork process run very smoothly by making sure we had all the resources we needed for our stay. I will definitely be returning to the ‘The Holy Mountain’ and I will be sure to share the experience again with Athanasios. 10/10!!! – Greek Orthodox pilgrim from Australia Christopher Smirnakos

Samuel Johnston USA 24/9/2019

Athanasios did an outstanding job guiding us around Mount Athos. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, organization, and schedule of every site we visited. He had friends in every monastery, and could arrange for transportation, access, lodging, and food wherever we went, even on very short notice. We had originally planned for a major hike, and he arranged for supplies and a mule to accompany us. Then, when weather suddenly intervened and cancelled the hike at the last minute, he quickly prepared a new itinerary that was even more satisfying than what we had originally planned. Our group was not Orthodox and we didn’t speak Greek, and we were very concerned about showing proper respect, and Athanasios was always patient in explaining what was expected of us. He could open a conversation with everyone we encountered, and he found people that we could talk to. He is an excellent guide and I would recommend him to anybody who wants to visit the Holy Mountain.

Joachim Maier

Germany

Hi Athanasios, I’m happy, I’m still chilled. I love Greece…. We are dreaming of Greece and Athos… Also Mathieu and Bernd. And I gave Stratos Dimitriadis a recommendation …. You are the best guide!

Eugen Malovecky

Slovakia

Dear Athanasios and Nickolaus, We revert to our pilgrimage tour we undertook under your guidance and with your valuable assistance to the Holy Mountain of Athos in the middle of August 2015 and want to thank both of you one more time for all your kind help you provided us. For us as Roman Catholic Christians to live under the same roof and to pray together with the Orthodox monks and yourselves had been and will stay a new, very strong and lasting experience. We wish you all the best for the future, may the Almighty bless you and your families! Eugen, David, Ludvo

Janez Bogataj

Slovenia

Dear Athanasios, Thank you very much for sending site. Now I´m full in the work and finishing my new book about Slavic Culinary. Thank you once more for your professional interpretations of Athos Culture and all the best, kind regards, Janez

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