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 Ouranoupoli, a beautiful village, built just next to the holy gate that connects the past of the Byzantine splendour with the modern tourist dream…
Ouranoupoli has a view to the Aegean Sea and the bay of Mount Athos and stands at the foot of the imposing mountain, Athos, standing out like a giant that just emerged from the Mediterranean Sea.
What can you do in Ouranoupoli?
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 wines from mount Athos, oil, honey, olives, herbs and buy Byzantine icons / jewellery inspired by Byzantium and its art.
You will walk following the two mapped hiking trails: the archaeological and the religious 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…