Day Tour to Porto-Lagos

Overview :    

The monastic state has strict rules. Only men can get here, and only after receiving a special permit. Women can't step in Mount Athos land. The pilgrimage center "Thessalonica", has a lot of people who is wishing to join the shrines of Athos, that’s why we have a special program "Adoration of the Holy Virgin's Belt". Many thousands were able to cruise around Mount Athos and join the Belt of the Blessed Virgin. For the first time such an opportunity for women too. The belt and other shrines were brought to the ship by monks from the holy monastery of Vatoped. The program "To the Belt of the Blessed Virgin" is for those who wish to experience the mother's love of the Virgin, ask her for protection, blessing, forgiveness, the pilgrimage center "Thessalonica" offers a new program "Pilgrimage to the Belt of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Porto Lagos (at the monastery's courtyard Vatoped) ». It can be done by women too. On the way to Porto Lagos, a great place in Thrace on Lake Vistonida, we will visit other holy places. The first stop will be in the town of Kavala, where the apostle Paul began preaching Christianity. Many monuments and sights of the city are connected with his name. You will visit the ancient Philippi, the place where the first-named by apostle baptized Lydia. The final destination of our trip is Porto Lagos - St. Nicholas Compound of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi. Today it consists of three functioning temples. In prayerful silence, reverence, purity and peace, there is a feeling that you are on the very Holy Athos, in one of its monasteries. The confessor will tell you about the history of the courtyard, Belt of the Blessed Virgin. You can talk with him about your problems, ask him for advice and ask him questions. We will be stop for a drink and lukum - traditional Athos sweetness. On the second of the three islands of the courtyard, in the temple of the icon of the Virgin "Vsezaritsa", pilgrims will see the very holy shrine - Belt of the Blessed Virgin. After the pray  in honor of the Mother of God, which will be performed by the monks of the Vatopedi monastery, we  will be able to attach  to the Belt. On the way back, we will pass along the bridge, where several decades ago Saint Nicholas appeared to the people.

Highlights :

  • Visit city Kavala
  • Visit ancient Philippi
  •  Visit Porto Lagos - St. Nicholas Compound of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

     Inclusions :

  •     roundtrip tickets
  •      transfer from/to Holy belt Porto-Lagos from your hotel
  •      tour information in Russian
  •     guide
  •     all taxes 

     Exclusions :

  •      food and drinks
  •       gratuities
  •      personal expenses 

     Additional info :

  •     confirmation will be received within 8 hours of booking, subject to availability
  •     children must be accompanied by an adult
  •     children rates apply to ages no more than 12 years old
  •     Visiting of sacred places provides a certain form of clothing: for men: long trousers and closed shoulders. For women: a skirt below the knee, a closed line of neckline and shoulders (it is not necessary to cover the head).

    Voucher info :

      You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. On the confirmation voucher there will be complete operator information, including local telephone numbers, maps with the exact departure and arrival time, exact time and duration. 

    Cancellation Policy :

      If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the schedule departure, there will be no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days, there will be a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within two days, there will be a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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