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The most eastern part of Halkidiki is mount Athos, known as the Holy Mountain as it is the home of Orthodox monks. There are 20 Orthodox monasteries, including one Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian monastery and acts as an authonomous state under Greek sovereignty. Only monks are allowed to live on the Holy Mountain, and currently it houses around 2000 monks. First hystorical document testifying about the monks on the Holy Mountain dates back to the first half of the 9th century. This pillar of Orthodoxy, spiritual and cultural life has survived horrific disasters that occasionally ruined the tranquility of the place. Only men can visit the Holy Mountain if they are granted a permission which is hard to obtain, and they can stay over night only if it is pre-arranged with a monastery. By the rule which is strictly followed, known as ”avaton”, women are not allowed entrance. Majority of tourists find a way to visit the Holy Mountain by looking at it through cameras and from boats.

The majority of monasteries were built on the coast of the Holy Mountain, and together with magical nature form a picture that will take your breath away. Exceptional works of art in ancient monasteries make living museums out of them. Most of them have huge collections of manuscripts, icons and golden and silver objects.

Main tourist resorts are situated around Ouranoupolis and Ammouliani island. Those who take longer vacations can explore the surroundings of exceptional beauty. Athos is the only monastic state in the world, opposite Ammouliani archipelago, and together with the seventeen sandy islands it boasts of, it reperesents an undiscovered paradise for tourists who respect tradition and family and love peaceful and quiet vacation.

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Pyrgos Rooms

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In Ammouliani, Halkidiki, it rises spectacularly overlooking Ouranoupolis and Athos peaks, in the “port” area of the lively coast of…

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Agionissi Resort

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A place of calmness and relaxation, built on Amouliani, the one and only island of Halkidiki, 15 minutes by boat…

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Xenia Ouranoupolis

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Xenia hotel lies within olive plantations, which offer their shadow to the magical beach of Ouranopolis. The simplicity in the…

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Xenonas Liogerma Luxury Apartments

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Guesthouse Liogerma is located in Ierissos village of Halkidiki. It offers self-catering accommodation opening out to a balcony with mountain…

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Liani Ammos

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In one of the most beautiful summer destinations of Halkidiki, in the only inhabited island of Ammouliani, the visitor finds…

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Thanos Apartments

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Thanos Apartments is located at a distance of only 20 meters from the sea in Ierissos. The apartments are fully…

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Anna Rooms

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Ierissos will meet the newly built apartments Anna Rooms. Located within the village at a distance not more than 80 meters from the…

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Athos Villas

From 280 € / Per day

Athos Villas operate every year from April to October. LOCATION Athos Villas is located on the Athos peninsula, in one…

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Alexandra Hotel

From 35 € / Per day

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Eleni Valsami Studio

From 25 € / Per day

There are five spacious rooms; all with air conditioning, with communication facilities,  free Wi-Fi, TV, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Hosts offer 24-hour…

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Pansion Katerina

From Request € / Per day

A family property that combines the high standard of service and promises you relaxing and carefree holiday! Pansion Katerina is…

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Vanna’s House

From 75 € / Per day

Best for family !!!  If you are looking to stay at a great location this is a house for you…

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