At the borders of Mount Athos, of this unique living religious monument in the world, where myth meets reality, where man meets the divine, lies Ouranoupolis, a beautiful village, built just next to the holy gate that connects the past of the Byzantine splendour with the modern tourist dream…
Ouranoupolis has a view to the Aegean Sea and the Athonian bay, standing at the foot of the imposing Mount Athos which stands out like a giant that just emerged from the Mediterranean Sea.
What can you do in Ouranoupolis?
To begin with, you can swim in its countless sandy beaches and enjoy water sports, fishing, games in the sand, diving and all that the Greek summer can give you!
You will tour among Byzantine monuments and shops with products from Mount Athos, taste blessed Athonian wines , oil, honey, olives, herbs and buy Byzantine icons / jewellery inspired by Byzantium and its art.
You will walk following the mapped hiking trails around the Athonian Walk, which follow the borderline of Mount Athos. You will visit the Monastery of Zigos, the only monastery of Mount Athos that can be visited by women, as well as the land borders of Mount Athos, a place that provides inner peace and uplifting.
You will taste the most delicious delicacies you have ever tried: Mediterranean dishes, authentic Mount Athos cuisine, Greek specialties, gourmet recipes, famous wines…
Swim in the blue lagoon areas at the islets Drenia, tour with boats in the Athonian Gulf and its beaches, go crusing around Mount Athos, enjoy fresh fish meze, lunch or dine in the restaurants of Ouranoupolis, which is the gastronomic point of the whole Eastern Halkidiki.
Really the choice will compensate you!