Welcome to Ouranopouli, an enchanting destination that stands as a gateway to the stunning wonders of Halkidiki. With its rich history, beautiful landscapes, pristine beaches and vibrant culture, Ouranoupoli is ready to offer you the kind of experience you are after. We have listed 4 things that are not to be missing from your travel agenda, should you visit this amazing destination.

Step into history: Τhe region is famous for its rich Byzantine heritage, thus a visit to the Tower of Ouranoupolis is an absolute must. Dating back to the 14th century, this iconic tower once is a testament to the area’s glorious past and offers a fascinating journey through time. If you make it to the top of the tower, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea and the amazing landscape that surrounds it.

Take a Boat Tour to Mount Athos: Ouranoupoli is the ideal departure point for boat tours to the legendary Mount Athos, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest destinations in the world of Orthodox Christianity. An overwhelming place, full of mystique, spread across the eastern peninsula of Halkidiki. It is the second most important religious – pilgrimage destination after Jerusalem, for more than 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world. It is a self-governing part of the Greek state, while religiously it belongs to the Patriarchate of Constantinople. A guided boat tour will allow you to get the closest possible to the inaccessible to women monastic world, to gaze upon centuries-old monasteries, and the amazing, awe-inspiring nature that surrounds it. This is an one in a lifetime experience and one not to be missed!

Relax by the sea: Οuranopoli is famous for its pristine beaches and the long, beautiful coastal line. From quiet, secluded coves all the way to bustling shores, there’s a beach to suit any preference. Alykes Beach, with its golden sands, is quite famous among visitors, while the Drenia Islands, a cluster of uninhabited islets, offer a wonderful alternative for the travelers that  prefer to move off the beaten track. Swim in the refreshing waters, or simply soak in the bright sun of the Mediterranean and let yourself relax in this blessed, eternally shiny land.

Taste local cuisine: Greek cuisine is famous for its legendary traditional flavors throughout the country and Ouranopoli is no exception. In local tavernas and restaurants visitors can enjoy an array of gastronomical wonders, from freshly caught seafood to savory mezes and delicious desserts. Don’t miss the chance to try grilled octopus drizzled with olive oil- one of the simplest, yet grander samples of Greek cuisine. Mouthwatering moussaka layered with eggplant and minced meat is also a must-try, while a refreshing Greek salad with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and tangy feta cheese cannot be absent from the table. Pair your meal with a glass of locally produced wine or ouzo for a truly authentic dining experience.