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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]