Figures show that the travel industry is the second-fastest growing sector globally, but also growing are the demands of travellers on the lookout for best quality of service. While some variables will fluctuate, there will always be one element that will remain consistent: the beauty and lure of the destination.
And there are very few locations that can rival the magnificence of Mount Athos.
An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed a large degree of autonomy since Byzantine times. Set against a backdrop of rolling hills and crystal clean turquoise waters, the area is littered with monasteries, and worshippers travel from far and wide to enjoy its splendour and mysticism. The influence of Mount Athos can be felt as far as Russia, while its school of painting has heavily influenced the history of Orthodox art. In its isolation, Mount Athos has also remained one of the most unspoiled parts of Greece, with access is limited to sea
The RPT Group is in a position to offer the full-range of leisure and commercial services to Mount Athos, building on years of experience of working in the industry both in Cyprus and Greece. Moreover, acknowledging demand for online bookings, the Group will soon be launching a dedicated, one-stop online booking service for airline tickets, transportation to/from hotels, transportation to/from Mount Athos, as well as offering access to a comprehensive Christian Orthodox calendar.
With its own private fleet Agioreitikes Grammes provides the only sailing route between Mount Athos and mainland Greece, providing fast and secure transportation for visitors to “Virgin Mary’s Garden”, Mount Athos. With full respect to the history and uniqueness of Mount Athos, Agioreitikes Grammes provides a comprehensive range of quality services, whose main objective is the secure and fast transportation of worshippers to and from Mount Athos. Each year, the company transports approximately 250,000 pilgrims. Its fleet is made up of six completely modernised ships – one ferry, two speedboats, two vessels exclusively for the transportation of vehicles, a vessel which operates as a taxi and provides the possibility of speedy transportation to Mount Athos, and a boat (Agios Panteleimonas), one of the most state-of-the-art boats in its category.
A trip to Mount Athos would not be complete without the perfect location to rest after exploring its beauty and splendour. The luxurious Ayia Marina Suites hotel is located in the heart of Ouranoupoli, and overlooks the lush green Mount Athos and the Aegean coast, combining style, comfort and unparalleled hospitality. The hotel is also in a position to arrange private cruises and tours of Mount Athos.
Other services and facilities include:
- Full International Buffet Breakfast
- Airport Shuttle
- Express Check-in/Check-out
- Currency Exchange
- Private Check-in/Check-out
- Babysitting/Child Services
- VIP Room Facilities
- Car Rental