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Although only 120 km far from Thessaloniki, Ouranoupolis is not a place of mass tourism. People refer to it as a “heavenly” town because it is surrounded by Orthodox monasteries and crystal clear sea. From this harbor boats travel towards the heart of Orthodoxy, Agion Oros – the Holy Mountain. Early in the evening it welcomes fishermen who return with their nets full. You can have daily boat trips around Athos and to Drenia islands. The biggest island is known as “Donkey island” and you will find good beaches and a tavern there. Right next to the harbor you will see a Byzantine tower Prosforio. This impressive edifice from the 14th century is the best kept temple on Halkidiki. Today, it is a unique museum of Christian antiquities and a town symbol. The boardwalk in the west part of the village, by the harbor, has a row of restaurants and cafes. The place also has pharmacies and tourist shops, cafes, taverns, minimarkets and pastry shops.
Ouranoupolis beach: There are a couple of nice beaches in Ouranopolis. A main town beach is a long stretch of sand going all the way to the harbor. You can also enjoy on the nearby clean town beaches or small picturesque inlets. The coast of Ouranopolis has both sandy and pebbly beaches, and all of them are very clean and pleasant. There is no crowd and water is crystal clear. Beaches in Ouranopolis are paradise for those who like true relaxation in nature and peace.
One of its main features is the peace that will make you relax from the stress of everyday life. This part of Greece is maybe not the best choice for crazy night life, but is perfect for people who love beautiful sandy beaches, secret bays like they have been taken out of fairy tales and vast sea. It generously rewards every visitor with its natural beauties, by gracefully combining the mountain and the sea.