Holidays in Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki

Holidays in Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki

Welcome to Ouranoupoli, a beautiful resort in North Greece. You will find the resort on Athos, the third peninsula of Halkidiki. The best description of Ouranoupoli relates to its former name, which means “the town of the sky.” The name related to the sky blue color of the water that splashed its coastline. The resort […]

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Textiles Ouranoupoli Halkidiki Greece

Textiles

Every book in Halkidiki mentions the handmade textiles woven in several regions. Nowadays, there are only a few weavers but the art is not forgotten. Arnaia had a tradition in weaving, and its textiles were famous and unique. The art of weaving flourished during Ottoman rule –in fact the merchants traveled as far as Constantinople […]

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Canal of Xerxes Ouranoupoli Halkidiki Greece

Presentation of the canal of Xerxes

The Canal of Xerxes is the largest technical project that took place in Halkidiki Greece during the ancient era. According to Herodotus, in 480 B.C., during the Median wars, Xerxes, the king of Persians, wanted to lead his large fleet from Akanthos to Thermi (the name of Thessaloniki then) avoiding the danger of the Athonite circumnavigation […]

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