For the pilgrims


Mount Athos can only be reached by ferry. The land border is closed with a fence and there are police posts that are monitoring the order and do not allow women or men to enter the territory of Mount Athos.
It’s a good idea to book tickets for your group well in advance - like a month, because there is a lot of interest.

Contact the Shipping Company:
Agioritikes grammes
+30 2377021041,
+30 2377071149

E-mail address -

Website -

In the winter, there are often strong winds that prevent ships from travelling. You can call the Port Administration in Uranupoli for reference:
Tel. +30 2377071248

Paid parking is available here.
It is not possible to enter Mount Athos by private transport!

A ticket for the ferry can be purchased from the Ticket Centre after 08:00. The price for a ticket to Zografou (our monastery) is €9,50.
There is only one ferry daily. It departs at 09:45, but you must be at the pier well in advance to have your ID, diamonitirion and ticket checked. 
For our Monastery, you have to disembark at this harbour - Arsanas Zografou. The ferry arrives shortly before 11:00. It depends on the conditions in the sea.

So - you make your plans so that you arrive in Ouranoupoli in time to get your diamonitirio (waiting in line), then you buy your ticket (waiting in line here too) and about half an hour before the ferry departs, you stand in line at the pier in front of it to check your papers, sort your luggage and sit in your seat.