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Facts about Mount Athos You Should Know

Facts about Mount Athos You Should Know

Mount Athos is a unique destination in many ways. It is one of the holiest destinations in Greece. More so, it is an organization like no other in the world. Thus, there are many interesting facts that relate to Mount Athos. And these are just a few of them: Mount Athos is the monastic republic. […]

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Panteleimon Monastery

Top 5 Athos Monasteries to See on the Cruise

Mount Athos is one of the holiest destinations in Europe. Located in Halkidiki, Greece, it is also called “the Monastic Republic.” It consists of 20 Orthodox Christian monasteries, 17 of which are Greek. Other three monasteries are Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian. Because Athos is a “Garden of the Virgin,” no females may enter its borders. […]

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The Best Reasons for Choosing Ouranoupoli

The Best Reasons for choosing Ouranoupoli for a Summer Holiday

Ouranoupoli is a resort in Halkidiki, Northern Greece. It features a great location next to the beautiful Aegean Sea. The area around the resort boasts lush greenery while gorgeous beaches line the coastline. More so, the resort is at the threshold of Mount Athos and within a short ride from some other interesting attractions. More […]

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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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