Information about Ouranoupoli, Halkidiki
Ouranoupoli is the last village you will meet in Halkidiki before the Mount Athos. Here starts the ferry boat to Daphne, the port of Mount Athos. It is 130 km away from Thessaloniki and it has 1000 inhabitants. In the area of Ouranoupoli you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear beaches with the golden sand.
In Ouranoupoli there are large hotel complexes since many people visit Mount Athos and find the opportunity to combine their visit to Mount Athos with their summer vacations. Besides women are not allowed to enter Aghion Oros, so many men leave their family to hotels at Ouranoupoli in order to visit Mount Athos for a few days.
For your stay, we recommend to you the luxury five star hotel complex Eagles Palace which is located between Ouranoupolis and Tripiti. If you want to stay inside Ouranoupoli, select the excellent "Archontariki" with traditional architecture from Aghion Oros.
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Ouranoupoli has a beautiful view at the islands of Ammouliani and Drenia. The Byzantine tower of Prosforios is one attraction which you should definitely visit. You also have the possibility to rent a boat and organize day trips to the islands Drenia and Ammouliani. In Ouranoupoli there is the port station, police station, clinic and shops. Also in the port of Ouranoupoli there are many taverns and cafes.