A place with turquoise and crystal clear sea, hidden coves and without too many crowds will be something you will carry with you for a long time in your fond memories of your vacation on Athos.

If you spent your summer on Athos or Amoulani, you must have heard about these islands, and maybe even visited them, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to start thinking about it next year. They consist of 6 small islands and are located right in front of Ouranopolis, so the best option is to reach them from this city or from the island of Amulani.

There are no inhabitants on these islands, and only two islands have small beaches and it is possible to enter the water nicely on them, while the remaining 4 are rocky and not so popular for visitors. Again, you can moor a boat there, dive and find your peace.

The largest island is Drenia, on it there are two cafes with sunbeds and umbrellas and a restaurant, as well as several wild coves where you can find solitude.

Boats from Ouranopolis run to this island throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the price of a return ticket is €7. In addition to the ride, the price also includes a deck chair on the beach at the left beach bar looking from the sea to the beach.
If you want to explore the other larger island, Pena, you can also swim if you are in better shape or go with a mattress, but because of the many boats that circulate there in the season, the best option is to rent a boat yourself and drive it, which is especially worthwhile if there are 5 or more of you. In that case, you will pay for boat rental from €50 to €80 + fuel. These are the prices for the 2022 season, and there is a possibility that the prices will be corrected during the 2023 season, so as soon as we receive information about it, we will pass it on.

The other islands are good if you like to dive, although even the main island of Drenia, if you visit the other side, you can find interesting locations where you can also be alone. We certainly draw attention to be careful, especially on the rocky parts, because the islands are unorganized.

We recommend this entire region of Athos to everyone who likes a little quieter vacation without too many crowds, and yet they are used to and expect beautiful beaches like Sithonia.

Find the offer of accommodation on Athos HERE

And the offer on the island of Amuljani HERE.