Halkidiki Holidays at the Border of Mount Athos
Accommodation in Ouranoupoli Halkidiki Greece
Ouranoupolis Princess is a newly built accommodation, located at the entrance of the small picturesque fishing village of Ouranoupoli, at the roots of Mount Athos. It features on-site swimming pool and breakfast room, used also as a cafe during the evenings. It is found 500 meters from the center of Ouranoupoli and the pilgrim’s office […]
Konaki Hotel is set in Ouranoupoli, 2.5 km from Mount Athos. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. You will find luggage storage space at the property. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International […]
At the reception lounge there is a café with Sat TV, when on the veranda you can enjoy your breakfast, served with pure products, such as yoghurt with local biological honey and others. Hotel Makedonia, Ouranoupoli Halkidiki In the evenings, enjoy drinks and coffees, feeling the breeze of the sea which fills the atmosphere. The […]
Monasteries of Mount Athos
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Arriving in Ouranoupoli, the Mount Athos Peninsula, Halkidiki, by car is simple when you travel via the Balkans. An excellent road network connects the holiday resort to Serbia, FYROM, Bulgaria, Turkey and other regions of Greece. From whichever country you travel to the “City of Heaven,” you will most probably pass either through Thessaloniki, Serres or Kavala.
Greece is one of the top European destinations when it comes to gastronomy. It features soil ideal for cultivating and excellent climate. The seas of Greece are rich in fish and seafood. Plus, the country’s geographical position between East and West influenced its culinary tradition.
Mount Athos is the easternmost peninsula of Halkidiki. It is usually known as the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity since medieval times. Its 20 monasteries scattered throughout the peninsula are popular pilgrimage sites. Yet, Mount Athos is unique in other ways, too.
Greek cuisine is quite diverse thanks to fertile fields and the favorable climate. Yet, the inventiveness of the Greek people is another great contributor to its excellence. Greek olives and olive oil are just two products that celebrated Greece throughout the world.
The resort of Ouranoupoli is famous for its nearness to Mount Athos. The only monastic state in the world is the main draw for pilgrims and tourists to the area, that’s no secret.